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Selected Tales (Brothers Grimm) (Penguin Classics)

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#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At  the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal.

Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision—and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.

Synopsis:

A selection of the best known tales from the 200 canonical stories, compiled by the Brothers Grimm at the beginning of the 19th century.

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment—witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White”—Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

From much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “Briar-Rose,” “Thousandfurs,” and “The Girl with No Hands,” Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.

Synopsis:

Sixty-five German folk-fairy tales with explanatory, introductory material, notes on each individual selection, and a glossary of Scots words.

About the Author

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) has sold more than fifteen million copies and has been published in more than forty countries. The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel, The Book of Dust. He lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Luke

Introduction

1. The Fisher an His Gweedwife

2. Rumplestiltskin

3. Hansel and Gretel

4. Little Redcape

5. Rapunzel

6. Briar Rose

7. Snowwhite

8. The Jeniper Tree

9. Little Brother and Little Sister

10. The Three Little Men in the Forest

11. Mother Snowbed

12. The Three Birdies

13. The Twelve Brothers

14. The Seven Ravens

15. The Six Swans

16. The Two Brothers

17. The Master Huntsman

18. The Water of Life

19. The Golden Bird

20. The Dwarfie

21. Jack the Strong Man

22. The Six Who Went Far in the World

23. The Six Servants

24. The Sea-Rabbit

25. The Worn-out Dancing-shoes

26. The Devil's Three Golden Hairs

27. The Griffin

28. The Three Snake-leaves

29. Faithful John

30. One-eye, Two-eyes and Three-eyes

31. Ashiepattle

32. Manypelts

33. The Rightful Bride

34. The Iron Stove

35. The Twa Royal Bairnies

36. The Goosegirl

37. Jack of Iron

38. The Frog King, or Iron Harry

39. The Young Donkey

40. Jack My Hedgehog

41. The Magic Table, the Gold-donkey, and the Cudgel in the Sack

42. The Knapsack, the Hat and the Horn

43. The Blue Lamp

44. The Salad-donkey

45. The Three Brothers

46. The Four Skilful Brothers

47. The Young Giant

48. Thickasathumb

49. Bearskin

50. The Devil and His Grandmother

51. The King of the Golden Mountain

52. The Prince Afraid of Nothing

53. The Crystal Ball

54. Auld Rinkie

55. Jorinda and Joringle

56. The Nixie in the Pond

57. Fetcher's Fowl

58. The Robber Bridegroom

59. The Bremen Town Band

60. Clever Elsie

61. Lazy Harry

62. The Three Army-surgeons

63. The Clever Little Tailor

64. Bumpkin

65. Owld Peadair

Notes

Glossary of Scots Words

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444018
Introduction and Translation by:
David Luke
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Grimm, Jacob W.
Author:
Grimm, Jacob
Author:
Brothers Grimm
Author:
Grimm, Wilhelm
Author:
Grimm, Wilhelm Karl
Author:
Luke, David
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Author:
Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl
Author:
McKay, Gilbert
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales, american
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Collections by Author
Subject:
Folklore -- Germany.
Subject:
Fairy tales -- Germany -- Translations into Scots.
Subject:
Fairy tales -- Germany.
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
February 1983
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 400 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140444018 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A selection of the best known tales from the 200 canonical stories, compiled by the Brothers Grimm at the beginning of the 19th century.
"Synopsis" by ,
#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment—witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White”—Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

From much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “Briar-Rose,” “Thousandfurs,” and “The Girl with No Hands,” Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.

"Synopsis" by , Sixty-five German folk-fairy tales with explanatory, introductory material, notes on each individual selection, and a glossary of Scots words.

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