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Grimms' Fairy Tales: Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Other Stories

Grimms' Fairy Tales: Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Other Stories

Written by Brothers Grimm

Narrated by Laura Paton


Grimms' Fairy Tales: Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Other Stories

Written by Brothers Grimm

Narrated by Laura Paton

ratings:
4/5 (53 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Aug 30, 1994
ISBN:
9789629544027
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Here are some of the most enchanting fairy stories of all time.

The Brothers Grimm conjure up a world of fantasy, hope, and good fortune where the princess meets and marries the right prince (even if he was once a frog), and where the cruel witch, the arrogant wife, and the greedy wolf get their come-uppance.

It is a magical world which we must all inhabit at one time in our lives and which are as important in this computer age as ever before.

(P)1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.; ©1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Released:
Aug 30, 1994
ISBN:
9789629544027
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Wilhelm Grimm and his brother Jacob are famous for their classical collection of folk songs and folktales, especially for Children’s and Household Tales, generally known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales.



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  • (5/5)
    It was great to hear the original version of the classic fairy tales. I enjoyed this book very much!
  • (3/5)
    In 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published a collection of German fairy tales. A second volume was published in 1815. After various revisions, a total of 211 stories were collected.My English hardcover contains 55 of these stories, taken from both volumes. Many of the stories are very familiar: The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs to name a few.The violence in these stories is shocking. The brothers received criticism for it even in their day. In 1825 they printed a Children's Edition which included some of the safer stories. Walt Disney has rendered even the safer stories innocuous.Take the original Cinderella, for example. When the prince came to find the sister who fit the golden slipper, the eldest tried first:Her great toe prevented her from getting it on. Her foot was too long.Then her mother handed her a knife and said, "Cut off the toe. When you are Queen you won't have to walk any more."The girl cut off her toe, forced her foot into the slipper, stifled her pain, and went out to the Prince. ...Then he looked at her foot and saw how the blood was streaming from it. So he turned his horse round and carried the false bride back to her home, and said that she was not the right one. (162-3)She was the lucky one! The second sister had to pare down her heel. In the end, Cinderella was married to the prince. As they walked into the church, a dove plucked one eye from each of the false brides. On their way out of the church the dove picked the other eyes. "And so for their wickedness and falseness they were punished with blindness for the rest of their days" (165).I suppose that's one way to get children to behave!These stories are part of our culture. They have staying power that is rarely seen. Enjoy them—just watch out for vindictive doves.
  • (5/5)
    I love books of fairy tales, and this is one of my favorites.
  • (4/5)
    My copy used to belong to my mother, who gave it to me one day when I complained about having read all my books. And now that I see what Barbie and Disney have based their princess stories off of, It makes me like them even less.
  • (4/5)
    I myself always appreciated Grimm's Fairy Tales when I was younger, that being said it is definitely a collection one should really be wary of when suggesting to students. The language is not always as clear as some students may need, and despite the allure of fairy tales, some students may not appreciate the darker and more graphic representations. This book is something I would suggest more for older readers, perhaps 6th and on, as the material within the stories may again put some younger readers off. However, for students who are interested in folklore and the like, this is a collection they would likely be interested in ,and enjoy seeing some of the the original versions of widely known tales.
  • (5/5)
    Very enjoyable! Pleasant voice and nice musical accompaniment. Highly recommend this audiobook.