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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Hardcover – 4 Oct 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: TASCHEN Gmbh (4 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836526727
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836526722
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 3.6 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)
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Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational must for adults.
W. H. Auden, The New York Times
Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one book other than the Bible that has truly made Western man.
P. L. Travers, The New Republic
Everyone should possess and know Grimm s Fairy Tales one of the great books of the world and no English-speaking person could do better than this edition.
Richard Adams, The New York Times Book Review
[A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated.
Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker"

-Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational 'must' for adults.-
-W. H. Auden, The New York Times
-Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one book-other than the Bible-that has truly made Western man.-
-P. L. Travers, The New Republic
-Everyone should possess and know Grimm's Fairy Tales-one of the great books of the world-and no English-speaking person could do better than this edition.-
-Richard Adams, The New York Times Book Review
-[A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated.-
-Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

"Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational 'must' for adults."
-W. H. Auden, The New York Times
"Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one book-other than the Bible-that has truly made Western man."
-P. L. Travers, The New Republic
"Everyone should possess and know Grimm's Fairy Tales-one of the great books of the world-and no English-speaking person could do better than this edition."
-Richard Adams, The New York Times Book Review
"[A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated."
-Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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 Paperback edition.

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The day it arrived I was so excited , I could not wait to get it out of the packaging. What I saw before me was pure beauty. The cover is a vivid red with gold writing giving it a somewhat old feeling to it and the illustration is amazing.I was already content. The only thing that surprised me was the thickness of the pages. They are quite thin , but that's not stopping me from grabbing it and reading it. As it just arrived today I haven't been able to read it , but I would recommend the book to anyone as it's in great quality and it's quite cheap. Also everyone should be introduced into the mesmerizing world of The Brothers Grimm's. Do not miss out !
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The hard box sleeve and the cloth cover that feature the magical and mysterious woodland are what made me buy this book. It is a DELIGHT! The paper is that slightly thin crisp paper of old which adds a sensual texture to page turning. The illustrations that are randomly scattered throughout show illustrators such as Rackham at the top of their game. I loved reading the stories and letting my imagination paint th epictures where there wasn't always an illustration to go with it. I would totally recommend this.
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This was a present and the receiver loved it.
I was also very excited when I got it by mail and opened it as it looked truely beautiful, I loved the hard covers and the packaging. The book has some small illustrations and it looks very stylish. All fairytales were included as well.
I just loved it.
The book is written in slightly older English as well, as it's the original works of the Grimm brothers.
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Fabulous books, beautiful to look at very luxurious and expensive in details and a fabulous present for disconcerning friends. I love fairy stories and I bought these for myself to read again. I may well buy more classic books as there are numerous in the collection including now shakespeare, brontes, bram stoker, mary shelley, jane austin, lewis carroll and so it goes on. I could certainly add another 6 at least. The books are about a 10 inches high, have embossed leather covers, both colour and black and white illustrations and are truly a treasure to read and to own. Arrived in perfect packaging absolutely flawless. Cannot fault in any way and HIGHLY recommend them as products and as suppliers. Price was excellent too for the product received. 11/10.
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I wasn't sufficiently happy with this to keep it. The binding is good but not outstanding (sewn and clothbound, but not as luxurious as one would think). The pages are quite thin and almost see-through. The stories are newly typeset, and the illustrations are good. However, be aware that the colour plates appear in completely different parts of the volume compared to the story they are supposed illustrate. There is a publisher's note about the edition that is used in this volume (Margaret Hunt's 1897 translation), which was appreciated (see here: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iRoQAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PR30#v=onepage&q&f=false).
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I have a substantial collection of leather bound books and this one is by far the best. The intricate details on the cover and inside the cover are the most beautiful of all the books I own. It includes all the Brothers Grimm stories that I know and love, and a few ones that I haven't seen before! It was substantially cheaper than Waterstones and arrived brand new- no broken spine or crumpled edges. Well worth anyone's money.
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Another truly beautiful volume from the Barnes & Noble leatherbound classics range collecting together all the fantastical fairy stories of the brothers Grimm into one tome. Here are the stories that inspired the classic animations of Walt Disney.

The stories themselves are quite short with illustrations throughout making this an ideal book to read to children at bedtime or to be treasured by adults as a beautifully presented piece of literature.

I was so impressed by this wonderful book that I bought another copy for my fairy story obsessed young niece to treasure as she grows up.
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I really loved this book. All the tales are well written, the illustrations are beautifully detailed and it's a lovely leather bound too! Buy this, you wont be disappointed! However, I have to note, this book is probably a little more suitable for older readers, someone below 12 wont really understand some of the tales. My favourite were: The Elves, The devil with the Three Golden Hairs, The Griffin, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow white and the seven dwarves and The shoes that were danced to pieces. They are all amazing, but these were the ones which really stayed in my head long after reading them.

BUY THIS! you wont be disappointed :-) :-) :-)
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