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Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm Kindle Edition

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Length: 346 pages

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Text: English, German (translation)

About the Author

After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother.

Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) studied law in the early 1800s but became much better known as an accomplished and passionate storyteller and, with his brother Jacob, one of the Grimm Brothers, who gave the world the groundbreaking and fantastic collection of folklore, fairy stories, and fantasy tales we now call Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), though best known for his novels and short stories for adults, also produced several works for children, including a companion volume to A Wonder Book called Tanglewood Tales (1853).
About the Illustrator:
Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most popular English illustrators of children's books in the late nineteenth century. He was one of the first book artists to experiment with color in picture books.


Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) studied law in the early 1800s but became much better known as an accomplished and passionate storyteller and, with his brother Jacob, one of the Grimm Brothers, who gave the world the groundbreaking and fantastic collection of folklore, fairy stories, and fantasy tales we now call Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Product Details

  • File Size: 337 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0554213281
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 24, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TS3PEW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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If you buy this book, you'll be surprised to see that it's translated by Margaret Hunt, not by Lucy Crane as you were expecting. Not really a bargain at $1.99 because you didn't get what you wanted.
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One of the best parts of this book *should* be the wonderful Walter Crane illustrations, for which he is justly famous. Pretty much every one of them is frame-worthy. But *do*not*buy* the version reprinted by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. :(

Unfortunately (and inexcusably) Amazon lumps all its reviews for the various reprints of a particular book together. Which means that the various reviews describing how wonderful the illustrations are in this book *absolutely*do*not*apply* to the reprint published by CreateSpace. You will be deceived if you believe otherwise.

I cannot begin to describe what a miserable job this outfit did on its reprint. The stats sound great, including the large (11x8.5 inch) format which should have been perfect for showing the artwork to best advantage. And this was one of the more expensive reprints at $17.09. But wow, what a disappointment. A few of the first pages do have almost full-page reproductions of the Crane illustrations (as they would have been originally), but even those are grainy and of very poor quality.

After those few illustrations, it gets farcical. Each of Crane's illustrations is mostly included (I think). However, all but the first few pages are reduced to about 1x3/8 inch very low resolution thumbnail type images. That's right, each picture is about the size of a *postage*stamp* that has been *cut*in*half*!!! To add insult to injury, many are horizontally or vertically compressed to fit the same small thumbnail format!!! They couldn't have made the pictures less useful if they had tried.

I have no idea if the text is all there - the book was so egregiously substandard that there was no chance on earth anyone would ever want to keep it, so I didn't check.
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I lost my copy of this book to water damage when it was misplaced in a backpack and left outside in the rain. I was pretty devastated as this is a family favorite. The black-and-white illustrations are unique, detailed, and magnificent. The stories are originals, preserved for future generations. As a homeschool mom, I appreciate that. I'm so glad I could order another copy of something I thought I'd lost for good. I hope they keep it in print or at least available for a long time to come. It's a literary and storytelling treasure.
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I had never read the whole book before (Age 65 now) so I took a MOOC and this was required reading. I really think this should be required reading for all High School Students. A lot of insight how our European Ancestors viewed the world.
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Fun stories, just a bad presentation (Kindle). eBook has no functional TOC and the stories don't have titles so its hard to navigate. My son's paperback version is MUCH better.
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I've heard most of these stories in one form or another, but I've never sat and read them in quantity. I'd like to read the full collection now, in addition to Anderson's collection.

The themes are hard to place. There doesn't always seem to be a particular moral message, and what there is doesn't necessarily find itself repeated from story to story. I shouldn't be surprised - these are stories by people, and people are inconsistent.

Some of the variations were nice, like Aschenputtel, but the greatest reward came from searching for themes. I found a few that I'd like to explore later - justice, resurrection, duty and obedience in women, and cunning and manipulation in men. There's a lot of grist for reflection, and in seeing how these themes, once popular, are still reflected in today's entertainment media.
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You can't go wrong here! Not only is it free, but you are getting the classic translation of these tales, some you will recall, others will be
new to you, and the good thing is that they are all so short that you can read a couple over breakfast, waiting for the bus or your kids or partner to get ready - anytime! - or stick it in the bathroom - the reading room - an enticing collection of new and old stories.
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A useful collection of stories by the Brothers Grimm. It was interesting to read some of the less familiar stories, and to realise that some of the stories we read now are combinations of different ones.

The language is from the original translation, so might not always be easy to read for modern readers. But for insight into the origins of the folktale canon it is well worth reading.
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