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Grimm's Fairy Stories [Kindle Edition]

Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Product Details

  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414291477
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JML1QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,174,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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221 of 226 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grimm's Greatest Hits June 7, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a greatest-hits grab bag of 25 stories from the Grimm's Fairy Tales collection, unillustrated, and apparently taken from the 1884 Margaret Hunt translation. Good collection of the highlights, but there are more complete collections (for example, Household Tales by Brothers Grimm) available for free in the kindle store.

List is:

The Goose-Girl
The Little Brother and Sister
Hansel and Grethel
Oh, if I could but Shiver!
Dummling and the Three Feathers
Little Snow-White
Catherine and Frederick
The Valiant Little Tailor
Little Red-Cap
The Golden Goose
Bearskin
Cinderella
Faithful John
The Water of Life
Thumbling
Briar Rose
The Six Swans
Rapunzel
Mother Holle
The Frog Prince
The Travels of Tom Thumb
Snow White and Rose Red
The Three Little Men in the Wood
Rumpelstiltskin
Little One-eye, Two-Eye, and Three-Eyes
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Selection. October 11, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Note the title. This is a selection of fairy tales, in fairly poor translation, not the full "Grimm's Fairy TALES", or "Household Stories" collection. There are places where the stories seem to drop off or change direction suddenly mid-stream. "The Little Brother and Little Sister", for example, is missing a paragraph that is in other versions, which is needed to follow the plot.

A few stories seem to have no point or plot at all, or added endings, although "Catherine and Frederick" is only a little worse here than in other versions I have found. Most of the good stories are repeated in better collections.

Only notable bits:

"Bearskin" is one that isn't in every collection of Grimm's Tales, and I found it enjoyable. I prefer the stories like this and "The Six Swans", in which the day is won through persistence and cleverness. Also, he cheats the devil, which is always a nice touch. Many of these stories are solved through nothing more interesting than dumb luck.

This version of "The Frog Prince" has a very beautiful beginning, but the rest of the story is disjointed, uninspired, and annoying.

Overall it was very uneven, and next time I'll search Project Gutenberg for the full tales.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories July 23, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a wounderful fairytale book. Well known stories in their orignal contex. I didn't find anything wrong with the formatting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great, Not Bad November 24, 2011
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Not the greatest collection, but a good one. Good for anyone who has not read some of the most recent translations. These are a good cozy read on a cold or cool night. Grab the kids and snuggle up for the classics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bedtime stories June 17, 2012
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I was laying in bed in my old house all alone hearing the creakings of the floors. A grown adult, I'll admit I'm still a little bit afraid. I couldn't fall asleep so I pulled out my kindle and decided to read a few short stories to help me relax. Grimm's Fairy Stories were the perfect thing. Sure, they were written for children, but they slowly restored my faith in happy endings. Instead of watching Crime Shows and scaring myself into unrealistic dangers, I should read fairytales and trick myself into the wonderful karma of happy endings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grimm June 17, 2012
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Grimm's Fairy Tales is highly enjoyable. The stories are fairly entertaining. And the price could not be better. It was free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grimms fairy stories June 17, 2012
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a classic for the young at heart or age can't beat the classics.try the other classics robinson crusoe for you will be transported back to the long summers of your youth
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic July 7, 2011
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It was one of the first books I downloaded after getting my kindle....how can you pass up such great literature for free? I love that I get to carry around all the fantastic characters in this book....it's like a bit of magic and mystery lives in my purse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Everyone needs to read this at sometime in their life. Honestly - there is absolutely no reason to not own this book.
Published 10 days ago by johns snow
5.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected
It's ok and different for sure. Some of the stories never heard before so didn't know the Grimm brothers wrote those kind of stories. But I did like them for sure!
Published 16 days ago by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars goooooooooood
It was fantastic and had very detailed stories I really liked it it was funny how stupid some of the people were
Published 1 month ago by Jenifer Wheeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairy Tales not like Disney filmed!
If everyone read the originals of stories like Cinderella, they would see the German/European view of things, including children's cautionary tales and stories, is a bit different... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karen Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised
Grimm is the right name for the author. I had no idea some of the stories would be actually grim.
However, I like having the kindle read me the stories just before bedtime.
Published 1 month ago by Gomo
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
This is another one by the Grimm Brothers. It's got a lot of great stories, and a lot of great fairy tales that are more macabre than Disney wants you to know about.
Published 1 month ago by T. Hail
5.0 out of 5 stars Age Old Classic
For those who haven't yet read the Grimm's Tales but have only heard about them, please take time to sit down and see what the age of fairy tale telling produced in its early days. Read more
Published 2 months ago by H.C. Heartland
5.0 out of 5 stars five stars
I liked it. I would recommend it to all teenagers. I gave 5 stars bc I loved it so much.
Published 2 months ago by Jessica Batcher
3.0 out of 5 stars translation a little skewed
This book was enjoyable to read although maybe the translation was a little confusing. A must read for all to learn that it is best to be a servant/humble.....
Published 2 months ago by John Hoffman
5.0 out of 5 stars Classics
If you haven't read the Grimm's fairy tales, you have NOT read the actual fairy tales....
It is a must read. lots of short stories... each one a delight.
Published 2 months ago by Sisu Vesimchu
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