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Grimm's Fairy Stories by [Grimm, Jacob, Grimm, Wilhelm]
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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)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2004
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JML1QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,883,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By T. Simons VINE VOICE on June 7, 2010
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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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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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Everyone knows Grimm's fairy tales, but few have read them. Do yourself a favor, read more! I don't like to write too much in book reviews because I feel that in order to adequately write a review, I would have to give away information that would be key to plot. I don't like to be the person to give away spoilers. Therefore my book reviews are always very short and only say a few things in order to tell you, book reviews are much to subjective and I never read a book review before I read a book. I read a book based on what the book is about which I don't read a review to get. If you want more information, buy the book and read it. :)
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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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The brothers Grimm uncovered the Latin to English sound change laws. They were scholars above and beyond being macabre story tellers. With a grasp of Latin and the insights of the Grimm brothers, the English language becomes a mystery disclosed. Check further to find out what I mean.
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Love it. Everyone should have this on their Kindle. It shows you where the original fairy tales come from that we all grew up with. They are not necessarily the "Disney" versions that we have seen.
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I have loved these stories since I was a kid and allowed to read them so I am thrilled to own a copy of them now. It is so easy to just pull out my tablet and read a bit before bed without have that clunky book to hold or the paper to fold and mark my place. The stories are a bit dark but that is what I actaully like about them, they transport me to another time and place and some do have a good ending.
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By Mandy C on November 13, 2015
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I got this to read with my daughter while we started to watch the Grimm shows - we both weren't exposed to the books growing up and enjoyed reading together and watching the show. It was a great bonding tool for us; I took any chance I could when she became an adult. It is a great read and as my son grows up I'll be sure to start reading it with him as well!
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