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Grimm's Household Tales


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The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859), began collecting folklore in 1806 in response to a renewed German interest in the subject. Their first collection of fairy tales, Children’s and Household Tales, was published in 1812, forever popularizing such stories as “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” and “Snow White.”
Mervyn Peake’s illustrated edition of the Grimms’ Household Tales was originally published in 1946, and this is the first time it has been made available since then with the original color illustrations. Like the Grimms’ stories, Peake’s illustrations combine the comic and the sinister and evoke a strong sense of childhood fear and humor. Stories by the Grimms remain wildly popular to this day, and this beautiful edition contains many old favorites such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Snow White,” and “Cinderella,” as well as a number of less familiar tales. Complementing the stories and illustrations is an introduction by novelist Sarah Waters, a lifelong fan of Peake’s illustrations.

About the Author

Jacob Grimm was a German academic, linguist, cultural researcher, and author who, along with his brother, Wilhelm, collected folklore and published several collections of it as Grimm’s Fairy Tales.



Wilhelm Grimm was a German academic, linguist, cultural researcher, and author who, along with his brother, Jacob, collected folklore and published several collections of it as Grimm’s Fairy Tales.


Table of Contents

Introduction by Sarah Waters

The Three Sons of Fortune

The Nose-Tree

The Good Bargain

The Pack of Ragamuffins

The Seven Ravens

Old Sultan

The Mouse, The Bird and the Sausage

The Little Peasant

The Bremen Town-Musicians

Mother Holle

The Elves. I and II

Hans and His Wife Grettel

The Queen Bee

Clever Grettel

King Thrushbeard

Our Lady's Child


The Hut in the Forest

The Little Folk's Presents

Hans Married

The Twelve Huntsmen

Frederick and Catherine

Cat and Mouse in Partnership

The Golden Bird

The Rogue and His Master

The Many-Furred Creature

The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

Brother and Sister

The Turnip

The Peasant's Wise Daughter

Jorinda and Joringel

The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces

Hans in Luck

The Goose-Girl

The Three Feathers

The Poor Man and the Rich Man

The Golden Goose

The Peasant and the Devil

The Dog and the Sparrow

Fritz and His Friends

The Valiant Little Tailor

The Tom-Tit and the Bear

Giant Golden-Beard

The Three Spinners

The White Snake

The Gold-Children

The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat

Little Briar-Rose

The Singing, Soaring Lark

The Grave-Mound

The Old Woman in the Wood

One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes

Wise Folks

The White Bride and the Black One

The Jew Among Thorns

Faithful John

The Fox and the Horse

The Boots of Buffalo-Leather

Doctor Knowall

Master Pfriem

The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack

Two Sad Stories about Snakes

The Robber Bridegroom

The Master-Thief

Seven Little Stories:

    The Wise Servant

    Brides on their Trial

    Sweet Porridge

    A Riddling Tale

    Odds and Ends

    The Peasant in Heaven

    The Ear of Corn

The Four Skilful Brothers

Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs

Ashputtel, or Cinderella

The Golden Key

Product Details

Grimm, Jacob
British Library
Grimm, Wilhelm
Peake, Mervyn
Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl
Short stories
World History-General
Children s-General
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5 color plates, 60 halftones
8 x 6.5 in

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