- Paperback: 554 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 29, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503275833
- ISBN-13: 978-1503275836
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 964 customer reviews
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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of Grimm Brothers: The Complete First Edition Paperback – November 29, 2014
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Sometimes the males are patronizing; sometimes it's the females. Sometimes liars and cheats make their way up in the world; others get their comeuppance.
These are the basis of our fables and tales though, many of which I have never heard.
"Hans in Luck" is a great story on finding the good and luck in all situations.
"The Fisherman and His Wife" is a sobering story to be happy with what you have, and the addiction/downfall of craving and forcing for more. It's reminiscent of current culture continuously looking for 'the next big thing' that doesn't actually bring more happiness.
I learned that Rapunzel and her prince actually were having sex, seeing as she had given birth to twins.
The Grimm brothers were indeed grim and macabre at times. In some stories, people chop off limbs; others burn alive with skin and hair falling away.
"The Old Man and His Grandson" is a great story of how children internalize the behavior of adults.
In "Snowdrop," I learned that 1) Snow White wasn't the original name and 2) SHE WAS BLOODY SEVEN YEARS OLD. WHO MARRIES A 7-YEAR-OLD?!?! That was beyond disturbing.
"The Raven" is the first story in which there is a magical stick (that opens any door), a cloak (that renders its wearer invisible), and a horse (that carries the rider over any obstacle). There is also a ring in that story.
I now fully understand where Rowling got the tales of the Deathly Hallows
The Elves and the Shoemaker is the story of a cobbler, or shoe maker, who is literally on his last piece of leather. He had enough for one more pair of shoes so he cut them out and was going to finish them in the morning. When he and his wife got up the next morning, the shoes were made. Spooky huh. What happens next? Does he sell these? What happens to him and his wife? Who made the shoes?
The Willow Wren and the Bear, this was a new one for me. Bear and wolf were walking in the forest and bear wanted to know who was singing. Wolf told him It was the 'King of the Birds'. When they saw him they just bow down. The Queen came with food for their young ones. What happened? Did bear politely introduce himself? Did bear scare the babies? Reading is the only way to find out, because I'm not going to tell. Hee hee
The Straw, the Coal and the Bean. A poor old woman gathered up a hand full of beans to cook and straw for them to cook faster. One bean fell out onto the ground. A coal from the fire rolled out and a piece of straw flew over. The three began talking, what should they do now? They decided they would become traveling companions. How does this work out? Do they make it out of the house and down the road?
I enjoyed these stories and more. I found this book on a website for kindle unlimited I hope you will, too.
I am ashamed that I haven't read these before now I've heard of them many times over during my life, but I'd heard they were full of blood, gore, and death. I wound up sticking to the Disney versions because of that reason. I'm only just now getting a stomach for stories like that.
I'm not sure how I can say things I don't like about a classic set of stories. Other than some stories being repetitive, I've found no issues whatsoever. I really enjoyed them all. I may have to go back and reread them one day.
How can I decide whether or not to recommend a classic? I mean shouldn't we all read the classics anyways? Am I right? I do recommend people read it if they haven't though. It's definitely worth it.