77 of 87 people found the following review helpful
Note that this is not the "complete" collection as the title implies,
This review is from: The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Kindle Edition)
This is a review for the Kindle edition, I'm not sure the other editions suffer from the same problem.
I bought the book based on the title, believing I'm buying the complete collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales. As this is a classic text that I'm familiar with, I didn't feel I needed to read the product description. However, if you read the description, you'd realise that this edition only contains 62 stories. The truly "complete" collection contains about 210 stories. In fact, as of today, the synopsis for this book still inaccurately states that this is the "classic edition of 210 ageless tales." I believe calling this the "complete" collection is misleading - disclosure in the description not withstanding.
In terms of the stories themselves, I rate this collection very highly indeed, and found the book a very enjoyable read. Would have been 4 or 5 stars had this really been the complete collection as I expected.
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Initial post: 2 Apr 2011 22:51:14 BDT
Janis Hedley says:
Wish I'd read the review before purchasing. Where is The Emperor's New Clothes and The Princess and the Pea
In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2011 16:39:40 BDT
Morten Thomsen says:
Those are H.C. Andersen tales.
Posted on 12 Feb 2012 13:27:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Feb 2012 13:30:54 GMT
Gary, Edinburgh says:
This is pretty misleading by Amazon, the main Wordsworth version does have the full 210 stories (which I found this review in). Clicking on the main picture will confirm that in the TOC. The Kindle link, which the review has been done against, is a completely different version of the book.
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