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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book with the REAL fairytales..., 19 April 2010
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This review is from: Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Library Collection) (Hardcover)
I love this book!!!

It is so beautiful with its red material and gold writing, not to mention the red tipped pages of the book. It is not very often you get a book like this one. And its appearance reflects the old fashioned stories, folk lore tales and legends that lie inside.

The Brothers Grimm were true story tellers and the tales in this wonderful collection show the true origional stories before they were changed through the passing of generation to generation and of course, by Disney.

The Brothers Grimm stories and tales are a lot more darke, gothic and slightly out there than the modern day versions of what these tales have become. But they are what they are meant to be, back when these stories were used to scare children and people into behaving in a certain way in fear of the unknown such as the forest and what lurks inside.

Due to this dark nature that some of the tales take on, these 'bedtime stories' may be suited for slightly older children. For example the original Cinderella tells of how the ugly step sisters have their eyes pecked out by birds and are blinded. Not for light bedtimes stories I think you will agree!

Having said this though, let your children hear the stories when you think they are old enough and as the Brothers meant for them to be told. They are more imaginary and wonderful than anything for children that is available nowadays.

I only wish I had had this collection when I was younger!

Cassandra220689
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Initial post: 17 Nov 2010 21:10:02 GMT
The real guilty party for editing theses story's were the Grimm's them selfs, long before Disney did it the Brothers had re-written them so many times to make them lighter and more child friendly.. Funny how everyone seems to forget this and blame others for the changes over the years.. So does this book have the first Grimm versions or the Grimm's re-edits?

Posted on 2 Dec 2010 16:44:04 GMT
I'm looking for the version that Hermann Vogel illustrated. Who is the illustrator for this edition?

Posted on 2 Feb 2011 17:02:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Feb 2011 17:17:03 GMT
J Smith says:
Does this book have the princess and the frog in it too? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2011 19:05:47 GMT
Yes, it was the first story in the Grimm collection.. but it has a different title.
I recommend this Book The Complete Fairy Tales (Vintage Classics)

It's got all original 279 Grimm tales.
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