Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) Hardcover – 7 Jul 2012
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From the Inside Flap
The classic edition of 210 ageless tales of myth and magic - one of the most popular collections of fairy tales ever published. --This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.
About the Author
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore and the hard life of European peasants was reflected in the tales they discovered. However, once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
With regards the value and presentation, I cannot believe I paid less than £6.50 for this huge book. With over 800 pages, hard back bound, red edging to the pages etc it really is something that would grace any bookshelf.
The font size is just right, and the small b/w illustrations through add a nice touch. I appreciate they are not of the same standard as the colour version on the cover, but to be honest - I don't think the book should be marked down because of it. After all, it is the story I am after not the illustration.
Fantastic value. There are so many other books in the Wordsworth library collection to capture the eye, and I am proud to have 4 of them now.
Highly recommended. You will want to purchase a smooth/flat bookmark for this, as the thought of turning the corners over of the pages just does not bear thinking about.
― Albert Einstein
After being gifted this beautiful edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales, I decided to be a good and proper Auntie and read them to my niece (6). What better way to end the day and send her off to slumberland?
These children’s tales are very short - perfect for bedtime reading - and are full of valuable lessons:
1. Step-mothers are evil bitches.
2. Beautiful people are always good and virtuous.
3. Princes are hot. You should marry one.
4. Never trust a Wolf who can talk.
5. Being abandoned by your parents in the woods may feel really bad, but it usually works out for the best.
6. Slicing off bits of your feet to get that perfect shoe to fit is a bad idea. The blood gets everywhere.
7. Be careful of your eyes around birds and thorns.
8. Killing evil people with fire is OK.
9. Killing step-mothers in any manner is OK.
10. Be kind and joyous in all that you do and psychological problems will be minimal.
I for one adore these stories; I shall be reading them to all the children that I know*.
Highly recommended reading.
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!
The fairytales themselves are relatively short but each one is quite wonderful to read. Although you might be familiar with some of the tales such as Snow White due to modern Disney interpretations these stories are the original creepy fairytales rooted in morality rather than 'living happily ever after'. Each story has a gold title page and is accompanied by illustrations that are as diverse and interesting as the fairytales. The artwork ranges from the 1950s to more modern pieces and will appeal to both adults and children.
The stories in this edition are as follows:
The Frog Prince, The Wolf and The Seven Little Goats, Little Brother and Little Sister, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Devil With The Three Golden Hairs, The Shoemaker and The Eleves, Tom Thumb's Travels, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Feathers, The Golden Goose, Jorinda and Joringel, The Goose Girl, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Star Coins, Snow White and Rose Red, The Hare and The Hedgehog, Puss 'n Boots and The Golden Key.
Overall I think this is a wonderful and well-presented edition with a huge selection of fairytales to be enjoyed at any age - I would definitely recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is so poor, it doesn't even deserve a single star. The translation was done via Google Translate at best, meaning whole chapters are gibberish. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dougal22
I didn't realise the stories were so brief and that there were only around 30 tales in the book. But nevertheless it's a good book!Published 21 days ago by Sonia
Brought this book on the birth of my first grand-child. You can't beat fairy tales.Published 21 days ago by Alison Oakley
I purchased this as a gift and it went down a treat. It is gorgeous! I am going to pick myself up a copy. It feels like such a luxurious book.Published 1 month ago by Louise Park
Bought this for my four year old... But too severe but I am enjoying it.Published 2 months ago by Vicki