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ISBN13: 9780393058482
ISBN10: 0393058484
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Maria Tatar redefines the Grimm canon with this authoritative and entertaining collection.

The Annotated Brothers Grimm celebrates the richness and dramatic power of the legendary fables in the most spectacular and unusual Grimm volume in decades. Containing forty stories in new translations by Maria Tatar — including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel" — the book also features 150 illustrations, many of them in color, by legendary painters such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of these tales; and a biographical essay on the lives of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

Perhaps most noteworthy is Tatar's decision to include tales that were previously excised, including a few bawdy stories and others that were removed after the Grimms learned that parents were reading the book to their children — stories about cannibalism in times of famine and stories in which children die at the end. Enchanting and magical, The Annotated Brothers Grimm will cast its spell on children and adults alike for decades to come.

75 color, 75 black-and-white illustrations.

Review:

"Tatar's book...is difficult to overpraise. A volume for parents, for scholars, for readers, it never overloads the stories or, worse, reduces them to curiosities. And as an object, it's a chocolate-box feast of multicolored inks and design." Neil Gaiman, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Beautifully illustrated and introduced...[it] would make a perfect bedside companion for any insomniac — but also a lovely book to read with children, or on a rainy afternoon....The Annotated Brothers Grimm is a juicy, big pear. I daresay it's a perfect book." The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Review:

"Tatar's clear and informative commentary on the many theories regarding the origins, meaning, and detail of the selected stories makes this an important addition to the canon....An outstanding addition to folklore, children's literature, and Germanic studies collections." Library Journal

Book News Annotation:

Tatar (humanities and Germanic languages and literature, Harvard U.) continues the series of classic works annotated marginally. Taking authentic versions from the 1857 seventh and final edition, she selects 46 of the original 210 tales that she thinks remain relevant to modern readers, most of which contain magic either as a device or as an effect on the reader. Some of her comments are cultural and others literary. She includes illustrations from early editions, many in color; a biographical essay on the brothers; prefaces to the first two editions; a collection of quotations about fairy tales; and a bibliography
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Containing 40 stories in new translations by Tatar, this celebration of the richness and dramatic power of the legendary fables also features 150 illustrations, many of them in color, by legendary painters.

Synopsis:

Forty stories in new translations by Maria Tatar with hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities and psychological effects of these tales.

Synopsis:

Maria Tatar redefines the Grimm canon with this authoritative and entertaining collection.

Synopsis:

The Annotated Brothers Grimm celebrates the richness and dramatic power of the legendary fables in the most spectacular and unusual Grimm volume in decades. Containing forty stories in new translations by Maria Tatar--including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel"--the book also features 150 illustrations, many of them in color, by legendary painters such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of these tales; and a biographical essay on the lives of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Perhaps most noteworthy is Tatar's decision to include tales that were previously excised, including a few bawdy stories and others that were removed after the Grimms learned that parents were reading the book to their children--stories about cannibalism in times of famine and stories in which children die at the end. Enchanting and magical, The Annotated Brothers Grimm will cast its spell on children and adults alike for decades to come.

About the Author

Maria Tatar is dean for the humanities and John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is editor of The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, also from Norton.

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pebbeb, July 25, 2007 (view all comments by pebbeb)
An absolutely beautiful edition of The Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Using drawings from the best fairy tale illustrators and the tales that resonate the most with contemporary readers, Maria Tartar the editor has created a book that is a real keepsake. I highly recommend owning a copy so that you can pass it down to your children.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393058482
Author:
Maria Tatar and Wilhelm Grimm and Jacob Grimm
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Introduction:
BYATT, A.S.
Editor:
Tatar, Maria M.
Author:
Grimm, Wilhelm
Author:
Tatar, Maria
Author:
BYATT, A.S.
Author:
Grimm, Wilhelm Karl
Author:
Grimm, Jacob
Author:
Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl
Author:
Grimm, Karl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy tales -- Germany.
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
The Annotated Books
Publication Date:
20040917
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 color and 75 black-and-white illustra
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
10.3 x 9 x 1.7 in 3.33 lb

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Product details 512 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393058482 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Tatar's book...is difficult to overpraise. A volume for parents, for scholars, for readers, it never overloads the stories or, worse, reduces them to curiosities. And as an object, it's a chocolate-box feast of multicolored inks and design."
"Review" by , "Beautifully illustrated and introduced...[it] would make a perfect bedside companion for any insomniac — but also a lovely book to read with children, or on a rainy afternoon....The Annotated Brothers Grimm is a juicy, big pear. I daresay it's a perfect book."
"Review" by , "Tatar's clear and informative commentary on the many theories regarding the origins, meaning, and detail of the selected stories makes this an important addition to the canon....An outstanding addition to folklore, children's literature, and Germanic studies collections."
"Synopsis" by , Containing 40 stories in new translations by Tatar, this celebration of the richness and dramatic power of the legendary fables also features 150 illustrations, many of them in color, by legendary painters.
"Synopsis" by , Forty stories in new translations by Maria Tatar with hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities and psychological effects of these tales.
"Synopsis" by , Maria Tatar redefines the Grimm canon with this authoritative and entertaining collection.
"Synopsis" by , The Annotated Brothers Grimm celebrates the richness and dramatic power of the legendary fables in the most spectacular and unusual Grimm volume in decades. Containing forty stories in new translations by Maria Tatar--including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel"--the book also features 150 illustrations, many of them in color, by legendary painters such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of these tales; and a biographical essay on the lives of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Perhaps most noteworthy is Tatar's decision to include tales that were previously excised, including a few bawdy stories and others that were removed after the Grimms learned that parents were reading the book to their children--stories about cannibalism in times of famine and stories in which children die at the end. Enchanting and magical, The Annotated Brothers Grimm will cast its spell on children and adults alike for decades to come.
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