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Great, raw tales; paper, illustrations underwhelming.
on 20 February 2003
These aren't your watered-down, bowdlerised, Disney fairy tales. These are original (as far as originality is applicable) English fairy tales as they were told of old, in their full, raw violence and crudeness.
The price is great, but for that you get a cheap-feeling paperback. If you just want to read them yourself, go ahead. But if you got attracted by Rackham's illustrations, better wait for a more beautiful edition.