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Title: Contes Pour Les Enfants Et Les Parents
Author: Jacob Grimm
Publisher: Published 1996 by l'école des loisirs (first published 1812)
ISBN: 9782211055765
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4.6 out of 5

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30 review for Contes Pour Les Enfants Et Les Parents

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melki

    I'm thrilled that this book contains the nasty version of Cinderella, where the stepsisters not only cut off parts of their feet in an attempt to wear the slipper, but also get their eyes pecked out by birds during the royal wedding. That'll learn 'em. These "children's classics" are fairly dripping with blood - particularly the evil blood of those who seek to keep true love from running its natural, ho-hum course. These were dark and scary times to be a stepmother. Even though Snow White is stupi I'm thrilled that this book contains the nasty version of Cinderella, where the stepsisters not only cut off parts of their feet in an attempt to wear the slipper, but also get their eyes pecked out by birds during the royal wedding. That'll learn 'em. These "children's classics" are fairly dripping with blood - particularly the evil blood of those who seek to keep true love from running its natural, ho-hum course. These were dark and scary times to be a stepmother. Even though Snow White is stupid enough to fall for the wicked queen dressed as a peddler woman bearing poisoned goodies on THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS, it's the queen who's forced to don "red-hot iron shoes" and dance until she drops dead. Then there is the wicked stepmother in The Twelve Brothers. She is put to death in a barrel filled with boiling oil and venomous snakes - (boiling-oil-resistant serpents, one must presume), where she died "an evil death." Reading more than 50 of these stories in a row tends to get a bit monotonous. In fact, many seem to be the SAME story re-told with only slight changes. Here are the fairy tale rules: 1) Share your food and drink with tiny forest folk. Kindness to animals is always rewarded. 2) Teeny tiny men seem to have trouble staying out of cows' stomachs. 3) A multitude of tasks must be completed before one is allowed to marry royalty. 4) When three siblings set out on quests, it's always the youngest, weakest, most childlike and kindhearted who succeeds. That one also always goes last, does not make the same mistakes as his or her predecessors, and wins the heart of the prince or princess who is cleverly disguised as an old man or woman. 5) For some reason, tailors see a lot of action. If you haven't read these, you really should...though I recommend sampling one every now and then, rather than all in one fell swoop. Too many happily ever afters can leave a sour taste in your mouth. Not to mention a disturbing amount of sympathy for stepmothers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Overall quite enjoyable! Some tales I loved, some were just kind of meh, but it was fun!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jacob

    I was originally was going to give this a 3 because it is uneven strange, and sometimes surprisingly amoral, but then i realized how much I acutally had to say about it, and just how much I enjoyed reading these goofy stories. So bear with me while i recount some of the best and worst stories and some of the strange themes of grimm's fairy tales. (I have to admit, I write these reviews almost entirely for myself) Some themes/things you should know: -If you are an evil stepmother or witch, and you I was originally was going to give this a 3 because it is uneven strange, and sometimes surprisingly amoral, but then i realized how much I acutally had to say about it, and just how much I enjoyed reading these goofy stories. So bear with me while i recount some of the best and worst stories and some of the strange themes of grimm's fairy tales. (I have to admit, I write these reviews almost entirely for myself) Some themes/things you should know: -If you are an evil stepmother or witch, and you are looking for a brother and sister or pair of lovers, they've probably turned themselves into a duck and a lake, respectively. -people or animals geting released from wolf's stomaches and then placing stones in their place. -if you kill a dragon, giant or other fearsome creature, always cut out the tongue and hang onto in case you are betrayed by someone who claims to have killed the beast himself (when confronted, the deceiver will always claim that the beast had no tongue, but no one will believe him) -if you rescue someone (a fair maden, of course) from the bottom of the well while your companions are above ground, always put something else in the basket to replace your weight, because they will drop you and try to kill you. -Never bet against: -A tailor -Anyone named Dummling, or Thumbling -The youngest of 3 brothers -Anyone that can talk to, or is kind to animals, or who is kind to old women -basically anyone young, pretty, and poor. -Always bet against: -ugly people Best stories. Two Brothers-two brothers wander the world with a shitload of animals at their beck and call, so many in fact, that they decide to split up. they stab some knife or something into a tree that they can look at to see if the other is ok. One becomes a king (after killing a dragon), the other wanders the world. the king goes hunting, gets turned into stone by a witch. the other brother her saves him. lots of other things happen. it's one of the longest and strangest stories and it's just great. Rumpelstiltskin-One of the classics that the one I knew was actually very similar to the original. NOthing quite as funny as how upset the little guy gets when she figures out his name. Brother Lustig-Another long and weird story, this is different in that Brother Lustig first appears to be a good guy, then he is kind of a jerk, but he sort of gets picked on by a priest and then he tricks his way into heaven. it's weird. The Man of Iron-Robert Bly wrote a whole book on manliness based upon this fairy tale, and I can see why. It just a really good story, and very rich with male stereotypes. Not that stereotypes are necessarily good, but it just really well written and interesting. The Straw, The Coal and The Bean-my favorite. So funny. Contains this passage, as the coal tries to cross the river by walking on the straw: "The straw, however, beginning to burn, and the Coal slipping after, hissed as it reached the water, and gave up the ghost. The Bean, which had prudently remaned up the shore, was forced to laugh at this accident, and the joke being so good, it laughed so immoderately that it burst itself." Fortunately a wandering tailor is able to stitch the bean back up. 3 disturbing stories: The Frog Prince: Did you know that in the original, the frog is turned into a prince after being thrown against the wall?! She gets pissed at him because she is supposed to be his companion (because he retrieved her ball), but then he turns into a prince and they marry. what kind of lesson does that teach?? Actually the story is really more about the last paragraph, about the prince's loyal servant, Henry, who had tied bands around his heart which broke of happiness upont the prince's return. Cinderella: one stepsisters tries to get into the shoe by cutting off a toe, the other by cutting off a heel. Their punishment for failure? They get their eyes pecked out by birds. The Poor Boy in his Grave An orphaned boy is adopted by a cruel farmer and wife. The farmer beats for his honest or endearing mistakes, like eating a bundle of grapes because he was a hungry. While baling hay while they are out, his sweater gets caught in the hay. Knowing he will be beaten, his despair leads him to drink what the the farmer's wife said was poison, but is actually honey. At this point you still think things are going to end up well. And it's kind of funny, he says "I thought death would be bitter, but it is so sweet!" He then moves onto to the fly-poison, about which he was also lied to, because it turns out to be wine. Still funny. But then his drukeness makes him feel a bit woozy, so he thinks he might be dying so, he goes and lays in an open grave, and the cold and the wine kill him! He lays in the grave forever. The farmer's house burns down later on and he and his wife live in poverty and misery, but come on!! That's all. See, I told you I had a lot to say.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed

    حين درست اللغة الألمانية في الثانوية العامة درسنا مدينة Hessen وكان من أهم أسئلة الحضارة Landskunde أين يقع منزل الأخوين جريم ؟ أو ما أهم المعالم السياحية في مدينة "هيسين" ؟ لم أكن أهتم بمن هم الأخوين جريم ولا ما الداعى لجعل منزلهم من معالم المدينة السياحية لكن حينما قرأت هذة المجموعة الرائعة اكتشفت كم الجهد المبذول في وصول هذا التراث الرائع إلينا والذي جمعه الأخوان في 51 عاما ! أعجبتنى العديد من القصص و اكتشفت أن قصصا عالمية ك"سنووايت" و "رابونزل" ألمانية الأصل حتى سندريلا لها نسخة ألمانية (أشن بوتيل) حين درست اللغة الألمانية في الثانوية العامة درسنا مدينة Hessen وكان من أهم أسئلة الحضارة Landskunde أين يقع منزل الأخوين جريم ؟ أو ما أهم المعالم السياحية في مدينة "هيسين" ؟ لم أكن أهتم بمن هم الأخوين جريم ولا ما الداعى لجعل منزلهم من معالم المدينة السياحية لكن حينما قرأت هذة المجموعة الرائعة اكتشفت كم الجهد المبذول في وصول هذا التراث الرائع إلينا والذي جمعه الأخوان في 51 عاما ! أعجبتنى العديد من القصص و اكتشفت أن قصصا عالمية ك"سنووايت" و "رابونزل" ألمانية الأصل حتى سندريلا لها نسخة ألمانية (أشن بوتيل) قصة ذات المنديل الأحمر(الفتاة والذئب) التأثيرالدينى المسيحي واضح جدا على بعض القصص مثل :- قصة الثعبان الأبيض : مستوحاة من قصة سيدنا سليمان وردة الشوك : مستوحاة من قصة عزير قصة الدعبوب اللعوب : ظهر فيها القديس بطرس قصة ابنه مريم : ظهرت فيها مريم العذراء قصة اثنا عشر اخا: مستوحاة من قصة سيدنا يوسف حتى أن الأخ الأصغر اسمه بنيامين أكثر القصص التى أضحكتني بشدة حكاية الذي ارتحل لتعلم الخوف قصة الصياد وزوجته (مثل نكتة السيدات ومول الرجال) قصة القشة والجمرة وحبة اللوبيا الترجمة أكثر من رائعة فيكفي جدا أنها ترجمت الأبيات الشعرية بقافية وهذا ما أراه من ضروب المستحيل وتبدأ دائما ب كان ياما كان في بلاد الألمان وتنتهي أبدا ب كان يا مكان.. حدوتة الزمان حكاية يرويها.. الدهر والمكان وأخرى يطويها.. العمر والنسيان وهذه يحكيها.. جريم الأخوان لكَ هُنا، والآن

  5. 4 out of 5

    Steven Walle

    A very good read. Reminds me of my childhood days when my Grandma used to read these fairy tales to me. They are pretty graphic however. I recommend this book to all. Read to your children folks. It will create a love of reading and a thirst for knowledge. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bionic Jean

    Grimm’s Fairy Tales, (the apostrophe is as it is printed on the book’s title page and cover) is Richard Adams’s personal selection of nineteen tales, which he made in 1981. This is a large format book with illustrations by Pauline Ellison. Pauline Ellison is a prolific illustrator of books, producing meticulous detailed watercolour images with use of natural colour tones. These paintings are quite busy, and the characters and interiors have a Germanic or East European feel. They are very attract Grimm’s Fairy Tales, (the apostrophe is as it is printed on the book’s title page and cover) is Richard Adams’s personal selection of nineteen tales, which he made in 1981. This is a large format book with illustrations by Pauline Ellison. Pauline Ellison is a prolific illustrator of books, producing meticulous detailed watercolour images with use of natural colour tones. These paintings are quite busy, and the characters and interiors have a Germanic or East European feel. They are very attractive, and the book displays this art well using glossy paper and printing to a high standard. As I have often found with illustrated books of folk and fairy tales, the actual text is very much the poor relation. Here at least there is one illustration per story, inserted in the story itself, rather than randomly. Yet the size of the book, and the cramped feel of the text does not invite one to read each story. The font size is very small, and the translators are not credited. It seems as if this is a book produced primarily for the artworks. Richard Adams has written a brief essay as an introduction. Presumably he was asked to make this selection because he was at the peak of his popularity in 1981. I was struck by the synchronicity of an editor who originally conceived his most famous book “Watership Down” as a story to tell his daughters on long car journeys, just as the stories here were an oral tradition, which were passed down and developed through many generations, before being collected and fixed in a written form by the brothers Grimm. However, most of his essay was rather dry and academic, which disappointed me, as I do like Richard Adams’s writing style. There is nothing to say what determined his choice of stories; some of which are familiar and others not. It would be interesting to know what drew him to these, when he had over two hundred tales by the brothers Grimm to choose from. Here is the complete list of titles: The Frog King or Iron Henry Hansel and Gretel The Fisherman and his Wife Cinderella Thumbling Mother Holle The Seven Ravens Fitcher’s Bird The Juniper Tre The Six Swans Little Snow-White Little Briar-Rose Rumpelstiltskin The Golden Bird The Golden Goose Bearskin The Blue Light The Moon Little Red-Cap All in all, this is not my preferred book of tales by the Brothers Grimm. I would like to be able to read them without navigating a bulky book and poring over the words. But the illustrations are careful, quality work, so I would rate this book at less than the default average, hence 2 stars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    عارف فكرى

    الغابة شاسعة حقا.. الجو هناك يختلف عن أي جو آخر.. ذلك المكان خاص بالأساطير، بالأشياء التي يصعب أن تواجهها بنفسك، لأنك في عالم واقعي قاسٍ، لكن في ذلك العالم الذي أفرزته المخيلة الإنسانية الخصبة كل شيء ممكن، يمكنك لو أغمضت عينيك وركزت قليلا أن تشاهد أشياء مثيرة: في هذا الركن مثلا نرى فتاة صغيرة تتدثر بثوب أحمر مميز وهي تحمل سلة متجهة إلى جدتها.. من سوء الحظ أنها كانت تمر بالغابة، وهناك تقابل الذئب الشرير الذي صارت قضية حياته الهامة أن يلتهمها، لذا فهو يتحايل ويغرر بالفتاة البريئة من أجل أن يلتهمها الغابة شاسعة حقا.. الجو هناك يختلف عن أي جو آخر.. ذلك المكان خاص بالأساطير، بالأشياء التي يصعب أن تواجهها بنفسك، لأنك في عالم واقعي قاسٍ، لكن في ذلك العالم الذي أفرزته المخيلة الإنسانية الخصبة كل شيء ممكن، يمكنك لو أغمضت عينيك وركزت قليلا أن تشاهد أشياء مثيرة: في هذا الركن مثلا نرى فتاة صغيرة تتدثر بثوب أحمر مميز وهي تحمل سلة متجهة إلى جدتها.. من سوء الحظ أنها كانت تمر بالغابة، وهناك تقابل الذئب الشرير الذي صارت قضية حياته الهامة أن يلتهمها، لذا فهو يتحايل ويغرر بالفتاة البريئة من أجل أن يلتهمها هي وجدتها. دع الذئب وحديثه المعسول وانتقل إلى مكان آخر بذات الغابة الشاسعة: نحن الآن بالقرب من قصر فخم، حيث نجد هناك أميرة فاتنة (وكل الأميرات هنا فاتنات بالمناسبة) تلعب بكرتها، والتي تسقط في بئر عميقة مما يجعلها تنتحب، لولا أن يبرز ضفدع يساعدها مقابل خدمة تقدمها له.. توافق حتى تأخذ غرضها منه -مع الأسف- ثم تولي وجهها عنه. حسنًا.. القصة لم تنتهِ بعد بهذه الصورة، فما زالت هناك نهاية قادمة مختلفة. وماذا عن يوهانس المخلص؟ الرجل الذي يُوصى من قِبل ملكه أن يرعى ابنه، لكن بسبب حماقات هذا الأخير يضطر أن يضحي بأشياء كثيرة، حتى حياته. أما عن الخياط الشجاع فهو ليس شجاعا على الإطلاق، بل هو يستخدم عقله بشكل مختلف عن الآخرين، مما جعل الآخرين ينبهرون به. أما عن الفتي الذي لا يخاف مثل بقية البشر فحكايته غريبة ومشوقة، هل رأيت أحدهم يسافر من قبل لكي يعرف معنى الخوف؟! أما هينزل وجريتل فينتظرهما مصير مفزع في بيت الساحرة الشريرة، والتي تتسلي بشيّ ضحاياها والتهامهم. أما عن سندريلا وبنات زوجة أبيها ومأساتها فمعروفة. الغابة مليئة بالحكايات والقصص العجيبة والمدهشة.. كل ما عليك فقط أن تخطو إليها واضعا يدك على قلبك، فلا تصدق أن هذه الحواديت للأطفال فقط، بل يمكن القول إنها مرعبة بشكل كافٍ. فهناك حكاية الموت الذي يتفق مع رجل فقير على أن يرعى أحد أبنائه، وبالفعل حدث هذا، لكن الولد التعس تحدى الموت ذاته. والمرأة الفقيرة التي تستغل وجود قوى تحقق الأمنيات وطمعها الذي يتزايد، وأمنياتها التي تصل إلى حد الجنون لدرجة أن تطلب أن تملك قوى إلهية. ما نتحدث عنه هو التراث الألماني المليء بالزخم، والمعنون ب" حواديت الأخوين جريم"، والذي صدر جزؤه الأول عن المركز القومي للترجمة، ومن المفترض أن يصدر جزءان آخران، لكن هذا لم يتحقق حتى الآن. المتعة تتضاعف بقراءة الحواديت التي راح الأخوان يجمعانها من ربوع ألمانيا بقصد الحفاظ على التراث الألماني، ووصلت أمانتهما في سرد قصص متشابهة تختلف في بعض التفاصيل الصغيرة، دون أن يدسا أنفيهما في التعديل والتنقيح والتغيير، إذن فمهمتهما كانت جمع ذلك التراث دون تغيير، وعلى كلٍ فوظيفة "جامع التراث"- إن جاز التعبير- في العالم الغربي لها احترامها وقدسيتها، وهناك أمثلة عديدة ليس المجال متاحا لذكرها الآن. الشر في تلك الحكايات مرعب حقا والجزاء يكون مأساويا، ويكفيك أن ترى كيف يُعاقب الأشرار بطرق لا تخطر على بال خبراء التعذيب أنفسهم. فعلى سبيل المثال نجد امرأة وابنتها تعاقبان بأن توضعا في برميل يُثقب بالمسامير، ثم يُلقى وهما بداخله من أعلى جبل إلى تيار جارف لأحد الأنهار. كتاب ممتع حقا، والترجمة الأولي الكاملة -حسبما أعلم- للتراث الذي جمعه الأخوين جريم، وانتشرت ترجماته وحكاياته وشخصياته في ربوع العالم.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Yousra

    تعودت أن أسمع ومن بعد ذلك أن استخدم تلك النهاية لكل حدوتة تم حكيها لي او حكيتها توتة ... توتة ... خلصت الحدوتة ... حلوة ولا ملتوتة؟؟ هنا لا أستطيع أن أحدد كم عدد الحكايات التي كانت حلوة ولا الملتوتة في الحقيقة، لقد شاهدت منذ فترة طويلة فيلما مفزعا عن الأخوين جريم وكأنهما يعيشا حكاياتهما المفزعة، واختلط علي الأمر وظننتهما شخصيتين وهميتين، إلى أن أتى على ذكرهما الجميل د. أحمد خالد توفيق وقد ترجم أحد أعمالهما المفزعة وقبل موعد معرض الكتاب بقليل أمسك ابني الأصغر بكتاب ملون بالإنجليزية وصادر عن دار نشر ه تعودت أن أسمع ومن بعد ذلك أن استخدم تلك النهاية لكل حدوتة تم حكيها لي او حكيتها توتة ... توتة ... خلصت الحدوتة ... حلوة ولا ملتوتة؟؟ هنا لا أستطيع أن أحدد كم عدد الحكايات التي كانت حلوة ولا الملتوتة في الحقيقة، لقد شاهدت منذ فترة طويلة فيلما مفزعا عن الأخوين جريم وكأنهما يعيشا حكاياتهما المفزعة، واختلط علي الأمر وظننتهما شخصيتين وهميتين، إلى أن أتى على ذكرهما الجميل د. أحمد خالد توفيق وقد ترجم أحد أعمالهما المفزعة وقبل موعد معرض الكتاب بقليل أمسك ابني الأصغر بكتاب ملون بالإنجليزية وصادر عن دار نشر هندية وأبى إلا أن أشتريه له وكان يحمل عنوان هانسل وجريتل وسحب اخاه كتاب أليس في بلاد العجائب لـ لويس كارول قلت لنفسي لن اقرأ أليس للولدين فهي مفزعة وبها تفاصيل غير مفهومة لمن في سنهما فلأحاول مع الأخرى وكانت عن اخوين يتركهما والدهما وزوجة ابيهما في الغابة لعجزهما عن اطعامهما ... ففزعت ولم اكمل انا شخصيا قرائتها وفي المعرض وجدت نفسي وجها لوجه أمام ترجمة صادرة عن دار تتميز بالرصانة والاختيارات الجيدة فاشتريت نسخة من حكايات هذين الأخوين الحكايات اغلبها مفزع في التفاصيل ... وهناك ما نسميه بالمرة الثالثة أو "التالتة تابتة" وقد تأتي بالخير أو الشر ... وللمخطئ عقاب صارم وينفذ وإن كان إبنا أو إبنة أو زوجة وإن عشقها زوجها أو حتى الأم ... الأم تموت غالبا وزوجة الأب كائن شرير بلا قلب دائما ... والأب قاسي القلب يوقع اغلظ العقاب بدون تحقق من خطأ الأبناء او يتخلى عن بنته - دائما هي ابنته - لصالح زوجته الجديدة لتعذبها دون تدخل منه لصالحها ... فك السحر دائما يستلزم الصمت ويجلب سخط المحيطين بهذا الصموت ... وأخيرا قصص الحب تنتهي نهايات سعيدة كما نقول مثلا: عاشوا في تبات ونبات ميزت قصة ذات الرداء الأحمر أو ليلى والذئب، وكذلك عقلة الإصبع المختلفة تماما عن الكارتون، وقصص أخرى اقل إفزاعا حكتها أمي لي في طفولتي قبل النوم وقد ظننتها عربية الأصل وجدير بالذكر أن هناك قصة شبيهة لهذا الجو، عن زوجة تتمنى الذرية حتى وإن كانت حمامة، وترزق بالفعل بما تتمنى وتقوم الحمامة بمغامرات إلا أنني وقت حملي في ابني الأكبر حلمت بأنني واختي أنجبنا حمامتين واكلناهما بالخطأ واستمر الأمر يتكرر ككابوس بشع حتى انجبت وكان سؤالي لزوجي وقت الإفاقة من العملية ... سليم؟؟ عديت صوابعه وشفت إيديه ورجليه ودخلت في نوبة من هستريا ضحك مؤلم لنجاة ابني من مصير الحمامة بطلة كابوسي فهو طفل ذكر سليم وأطرافه آدمية ... لا أجنحة ولا عدد أقل من الأصابع المعقوفة ولها مخالب ملاحظات عن الكتاب الترجمة أكثر من رائعة ومناسبة لجو حكاياتنا العربية هناك اخطاء طباعية قلبت الـ ز إلى ذ في أكثر من موضع والعكس الكتاب من البلاستيك وحجمه ثقيل وانعكاس الضوء على الورق ناصع البياض يجعل القراءة عسيرة كنت أود أن تذكر المترجمة أي شيئ عن رسومات الكتاب، فملامح الأشخاص بها غير أوروبية وغير ألمانية بالمرة وبخاصة الأنوف، والنساء أشبه ما يكن لصور ريا وسكينة في قصر محمد علي كتاب ممتع رغم تكرارالعديد من التيمات فيه وقد أدهشتني معلومة انها حكايات شعبية تم جمعها ولا ينسب هذا القدر من الافزاع والدموية للأخوين وحدهما بل يبدو انها كانت ثقافة شعب في زمن معين

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Smith

    I'm glad to have read this, simply because fairy tale plots and themes are used so often in modern literature that it felt good to become acquainted with old versions of the tales and get closer to the original folklore. I also enjoyed picking up on some of the values of the time that come across in the stories. That said, most of them are terribly boring. The method of storytelling is something I just could not get comfortable with - rapid, perfunctory, repetitive, bizarrely irrational. It was I'm glad to have read this, simply because fairy tale plots and themes are used so often in modern literature that it felt good to become acquainted with old versions of the tales and get closer to the original folklore. I also enjoyed picking up on some of the values of the time that come across in the stories. That said, most of them are terribly boring. The method of storytelling is something I just could not get comfortable with - rapid, perfunctory, repetitive, bizarrely irrational. It was often disturbingly amoral as well, even more so than stories that try to be realistic about how life goes. There are plenty of the happy endings that have come to characterise fairy tales today, but happy endings were certainly not the standard for these tales - some are incredibly violent and/or downright depressing. I'm not criticising the book or fairy tales in general for this; they're rich cultural texts that still influence literature today. But I decided to go with a subjective rating, which is to say, I did not really enjoy reading this, however valuable the experience.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bionic Jean

    “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” is a key German contribution to world literature. It comprises about 250 traditional tales, which were collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and first published in 1812, with a second volume dated 1815. Although the most accurate translation of this title would be “Children’s and Household Tales”, most English readers know these stories as Grimms’ Fairy Tales, sadly often with the apostrophe misplaced, as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”. Between 1824 and 1839, Edgar Taylor had tra “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” is a key German contribution to world literature. It comprises about 250 traditional tales, which were collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and first published in 1812, with a second volume dated 1815. Although the most accurate translation of this title would be “Children’s and Household Tales”, most English readers know these stories as Grimms’ Fairy Tales, sadly often with the apostrophe misplaced, as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”. Between 1824 and 1839, Edgar Taylor had translated these tales into English, again in two volumes. In 1870, Wilhelm’s eldest son, Hermann, edited what has come to be known as the definitive edition of “Kinder- und Hausmärchen”. In 1901, Marian Edwardes made a selection of these tales, and it is on her selection which most modern collections are now based. There is a typical “English Grimm”, which always comprises around fifty stories; not always the same fifty, but all chosen from a list of around half of the original number of 250 in the 1870 edition. Charles Folkard - “Hansel and Gretel” The list is short, because these were tales for children, and some were little more than riddles or anecdotes. Some were merely variations on the same theme. And in addition to those banned by the Victorians for their impropriety, the 20th century rejected some for their brutality, horror and anti-Semitism. It is easy enough to find a list of all 250 online, and some of the little known ones are indeed hair-raising to read. Here I have listed all the ones in this volume, along with alternative names I have discovered they are also known by. I have added the number according to the original classication and order in which they were published. These are based on Marian Edwarde’s selection, and checked against Edgar Taylor’s for authenticity. The text therefore cannot be bettered, in English. Charles Folkard - “The Three Dwarfs in the Wood” It has to be said though, that the presentation of the volume is a disappointment. The illustrations are by Charles Folkard, whose watercolours are very much in the tradition of the golden age children’s illustrators, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Kay Nielsen. They match the style of tales perfectly, but there are only eight colour plates in the entire book, two of which I have included here. The volume is roughly the size of a hardback novel, and there are line drawings at the beginning of each story, plus occasional ones in between. The less said about the cover illustration the better. It is not credited, but clearly drawn by a staff artist of the time, who created a contemporary feel. I prefer to do away with this cover, as underneath the cloth-bound book is printed with a silhouette repeated design of the girl and the deer, but this is a personal preference. Because of my disappointment with the reproductions of the art work, I am keeping this review at my default rating of 3 stars. 1. The Dancing Shoes - “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”, “The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes” or “The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces” - 133 2. The House in the Wood - “The Hut in the Forest” - 169 3. The Golden Bird - 57 4. The Twelve Huntsmen - 67 5. The White Snake - 17 6. Little Red Riding Hood - “Little Red Cap” - 26 7. The Singing Lark - “The Singing, Springing Lark”, “The Singing, Soaring Lark”, “The Lady and the Lion” or “Lily and the Lion” - 88 8. The Brave Little Tailor - “The Valiant Little Tailor” or “The Gallant Tailor” - 20 9. Rapunzel - 12 10. The Iron Stove - 127 11. Jorinda and Joringel - 69 12. Hansel and Gretel - “Hansel and Grettel”, “Hansel and Grethel”, or “Little Brother and Little Sister” - 15 13. The Boy Who Set Out to Learn what Fear Was - “The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was” or “The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear” - 4 14. Donkey-Wort - “The Donkey” - 144 15. Old Sultan - 48 16. The Fox and the Horse - 132 17. The Travelling Musicians - “Town Musicians of Bremen”, “The Bremen Town Musicians” - 27 18. The Golden Goose - 64 19. The Wishing Table - “The Magic Table, the Gold-Donkey, and the Club in the Sack”, “The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack” - 36 20. Tom Thumb - “Thumbling” and “Thumbling’s Travels” (also known as “Thumbling as Journeyman” - 37 and 45 * 21. Snow White - “Little Snow White” - 53 22. The Three Dwarfs in the Wood - “The Three Little Men in the Wood” or “The Three Little Gnomes in the Forest” -13 23. The Four Craftsmen - “The Four Skilful Brothers” - 129 24. Snow-White and Rose-Red - “The Ungrateful Dwarf” - 161 25. The Twelve Brothers - 9 26. Jack My Hedgehog - Hans My Hedgehog - 108 27. The Sleeping Beauty - “Little Briar Rose”, “The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods” - 50 28. The Raven - 93 29. Bearskin -101 30. Cinderella - “The Little Glass Slipper” - 21 31. Three Spinning Fairies - “The Three Spinning Women”, “The Three Spinners” - 14 32. Rumpel-Stilts-Ken - “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Tom Tit Tot” - 55 33. Mistress Holle - “Mother Holle”, or “Mother Hulda”, or “Old Mother Frost” - 24 34. King Thrush-beard 52 35. Thumbling the Dwarf and Thumbling the Giant - * 36. The Water of Life - 97 37. The Blue Light - 116 38. The Fisherman and his Wife - 19 39. The Goose Girl - 89 40. The Water Fairy - “The Water Nixie” or “The Water-Nix” - 79 41. The Frog Prince - “The Frog King”, or “Iron Henry” - 1 42. The Elves and the Cobbler - “The Elves”, or “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, - 39 43. Giant Golden Beard - “The Giant and the Three Golden Hairs”, or “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs” - 29 44. King of the Golden Mountain - 92 45. The Two Brothers - 60 46. Hans in Luck - 83 47. The Turnip - 146

  11. 4 out of 5

    aljouharah altheeyb

    قصص شعبية من الأخوان قريم عبارة عن مجموعة من القصص حوالي 62 قصة شعبيه تتحدث عن الأمراء والأميرات والصيادين والحطابين والفقراء ومغامرات الحيوانات المتكلمة والأقزام والعمالقة. معظم هذه القصص تم تجسيدها في المسلسل الكرتوني "حكايات عالمية". من خلال هذه القصص بإمكانك ان تغهم نفسية الإنسان في تلك الحقبة الزمنية، كيف كانو يعيشون وماهية الأخلاق والقيم التي تٌنشر بشكل واع و غير واع من خلال هذه القصص المتداولة شفهياً من قاص لآخر وأم لأبنائها. فنتعلم دوماً ان بالتواضع ربح عظيم حتى بعد مرور عشرات السنوات، و قصص شعبية من الأخوان قريم عبارة عن مجموعة من القصص حوالي 62 قصة شعبيه تتحدث عن الأمراء والأميرات والصيادين والحطابين والفقراء ومغامرات الحيوانات المتكلمة والأقزام والعمالقة. معظم هذه القصص تم تجسيدها في المسلسل الكرتوني "حكايات عالمية". من خلال هذه القصص بإمكانك ان تغهم نفسية الإنسان في تلك الحقبة الزمنية، كيف كانو يعيشون وماهية الأخلاق والقيم التي تٌنشر بشكل واع و غير واع من خلال هذه القصص المتداولة شفهياً من قاص لآخر وأم لأبنائها. فنتعلم دوماً ان بالتواضع ربح عظيم حتى بعد مرور عشرات السنوات، وكيف أن المسامحة وتقبل ظلم الغير بلا تأفف وتجهم يثمر بسعادة عظيمة وغالبا زواج ناجح! كما أن قبول أوامر الآباء بلا نقاش جيدة كانت أو حتى قاسيه تقود دوما إلى ثروات عظيمة وسعادة عجيبه. أيضا هنالك درس يتكرر دوما، وهو أن الإنسان مربوط بدرجته الإجتماعية مهما حدث وحاول الهرب منها أو حتى تغييرها للأفضل أو للأسوأ. ما يذكرني بمقولة لسقراط تقول فيما معناها أن البشر ولدو بمنازلهم الإجتماعية ومن غير الطبيعي تغييرها، فالعبد عبد ولا ينجب إلا عبيد، والملك سلالته تحمل الملوك أبدا وهلم جرا. بالمجمل هذه القصص تعيد للأذهان الكثير كن سعادة الطفولة وذكرياتها، وهي كتاب خفيف أوقات الأنتظار أو أثناء العمل!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Pavi

    The Golden Bird- why about the golden cages? in this tale, whatever looks good isn't. This story is like the nightmare of the German; no one can properly follow simple instructions. And the moral of the story: if somebody asks fervently to be killed and mutilated do follow through immediately, he might be a prince. :P Hans in Luck- The nightmare of the Businessman. A person working hard for seven years, and eventually throwing away the accumulated wealth of years and years of hard work. It does expr The Golden Bird- why about the golden cages? in this tale, whatever looks good isn't. This story is like the nightmare of the German; no one can properly follow simple instructions. And the moral of the story: if somebody asks fervently to be killed and mutilated do follow through immediately, he might be a prince. :P Hans in Luck- The nightmare of the Businessman. A person working hard for seven years, and eventually throwing away the accumulated wealth of years and years of hard work. It does express a reality though, the man who has no attachment to their possessions is a free man. On the other side of this story, people working hardly should be able to keep what they have earned. I expected this story to rather end like this: "Then up he got with a light heart, free from all his troubles, and walked on till he reached his mother's house, and told her how very easy the road to good luck was AND THEN she gave him a good hit on the head to get some sense inside his hollow of a head when she heard he threw away the earnings of seven hard years. After that she send him off to be a Greek politician and with his foolishness he brought the country to economical turmoil and chaos. He still was a happy man."

  13. 4 out of 5

    Obsidian

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Since Marisa Meyers bases her Lunar Chronicles books on the tale of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White I thought that I re-read these classic fairy tales so I am not in the dark so much about who some of the characters are supposed to be in the books. My version has twenty-five fairy tales which are The Goose-Girl The Little Brother and Sister Hansel and Gretel Oh, If I Could But Shiver! Dummling and the Three Feathers Little Snow White Catherine and Frederick The Valiant Little Since Marisa Meyers bases her Lunar Chronicles books on the tale of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White I thought that I re-read these classic fairy tales so I am not in the dark so much about who some of the characters are supposed to be in the books. My version has twenty-five fairy tales which are The Goose-Girl The Little Brother and Sister Hansel and Gretel Oh, If I Could But Shiver! Dummling and the Three Feathers Little Snow White Catherine and Frederick The Valiant Little Taylor Little Red-Cap The Golden Goose Bearskin Cinderella Faithful John The Water of Life Thumbling Briar Rose The Six Swans Rapunzel Mother Holle The Frog Prince The Travels of Tom Thumb Snow-White and Rose-Red The Three Little Men in the Wood Rumpelstilskin, and Little-One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes I recall watching most of these stories as a kid on Nickelodeon's Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics. Opening Theme to Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics, my link text They actually for the most part kept pretty faithful to the majority of the stories. My favorite of these cartoons was definitely "Bearskin" though, my link text So I read all of these stories and for the purposes of this post I plan on just focusing on Little Snow White, Little Red-Cap, Cinderella, and Rapunzel. Characters I think my main comment for each of these stories are that many of these young women (except for Cinderella) do not seem that intelligent. Snow White does not seem that bright. After being told repeatedly by the seven dwarfs to not open the door to anyone. There are two incidents that happen until The Queen finally in her mind does away with Snow White. Little Red-Cap gets eaten up by the Wolf even though one wonders how great her eyesight was that she totally did not realize a Wolf was sitting in her Grandmother's bed. Cinderella I was happy to see that actually is more close to the live-action Disney movie more than I thought since we get her mother telling her to be good and kind. Rapunzel chose to marry a guy after he climbs her hair and she realizes he is handsome.....yeah. Plot The plot for Snow White is a young Princess trying to escape a Queen who is fixated on being the most beautiful in the land. One wonders why it is so important for the Queen to be deemed the fairest. Snow White escaping and living with the seven dwarfs does make one wonder how her taking care of seven dwarfs was better than going someplace else to hide away from the Queen. Snow White hides away from the Queen and is cautioned against going out and talking to anyone in case it is the Queen looking to harm her. Little Red-Cap in the first half of the story is just on her way to her Grandmother's house and comes across the Wolf who decides to make a meal of her and her Grandmother. There really is not a lot of meat to this story at all. There is one version that is told and another shorter version that we hear about after the unhappy ending to the first version. Cinderella is told by her dying mother to be a good girl and that she will watch her from heaven and watch over her. Unlike with the Disney version Cinderella's father does not die. Instead the guy lives and watches how his new wife and two stepdaughters treat his daughter. In my head that is actually worse, so at least if her father was not around you would hope that he would actually step in and stop having people treat his only daughter like a servant. Cinderella is so good and kind she plans a hazel tree and due to her tears it grows and a little bird comes and lives in it. Rapunzel is taken away as a baby to live with an Enchantress after her father was caught stealing rampion from the Enchantress's garden to feed his pregnant wife. Apparently her father deemed it okay to give away his child to someone who was quite willing to murder him for stealing some herbs. In case you didn't notice it, I am not that fond of the parents in any of these fairy tales. Rapunzel grows up and is locked away in a tower when she is 12 years old. Two years later a passing Prince (why are Princes always passing through?) comes through and sees the Enchantress calling up to Rapunzel so he lies in wait and does the same thing. Writing and Pacing The writing for all of these stories is pretty simplistic. They are children's stories so it is written for them to read and understand. The pacing for all of them were pretty much straightforward since all of the stories, except for Cinderella were very short. Setting Honestly there is not much details to any of the settings. The stories are pretty short so you don't get a lot of detail about that. Endings I think you have to decide for yourself what constitutes a happy ending. For Snow White she wakes up and finds out that a Prince has carried her off who tells her that he loves her more than anything in the world. She consents to be his wife. The Queen after hearing about a new-made Queen that is more beautiful goes to see her becomes ill with passion and becomes choked and dies afterwards. Could this be a potential spoiler to the Lunar Chronicles? Little Red-Cap was quite grim actually. In version one she and her Grandmother are eaten and a passing huntsman shoots the wolf in the head and both Little Red-Cap and the Grandmother presumably die. I think that the Brothers Grimm realized that was not really a happy ending and had another version where the Wolf falls off the wolf into a trough and drowns. Cinderella really does have the best ending. She has a magical tree that provides her with gowns and shoes for a ball and eventually after her stepsisters disfigure their feet goes off and lives with the Prince. You don't really hear about Cinderella's father or the stepmother so one imagines they did not live happily ever after. Rapunzel also had a bleak story-line until the happily ever after. Rapunzel "marries" the Prince when according to the story-line she had to be about 14 years old. Rapunzel makes a not intelligent comment about how heavy the Enchantress is compared to the Prince's son. Due to that the Enchantress flies into a rage, cuts her hair, and leaves her in the desert. The Prince is blinded by thorns when he throws himself out of a tower window. After wandering the desert for years he finds Rapunzel again who heals his eyes with her tears. I I totally prefer Disney's Tangled. All in all these were fast paced stories that I do have to wonder how appropriate some of them were for children. Most of them had stories about children being treated horribly by their parents or just ignored. Heck Hansel and Gretel had a father who didn't want to leave his kids to starve to death in the woods, but does so since he is henpecked by his second wife. He does feel bad though (eyeroll). A lot of the stories barely resemble the Disney counterparts. For example, Briar Rose made me laugh since there is no dragon in this story. Instead the thirteenth fairy is just angry she was not invited and throws a curse that Briar Rose would die upon her fifteenth birthday. A twelfth fairy changes it so that everyone will fall asleep for 100 years. So a Prince passing through on the day of the 100th year is there at the right place and time for Briar Rose to wake up and they marry. That's it. No epic fight with a dragon.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    “He who helped you when you were in trouble ought not afterwards be despised by you” كتاب الطفوله .. الذكريات الجميله .. وحواديت قبل النوم من ريبانزيل لسنو وايت لسندريلا الالمانيه وهانزل وجريتل وحتي عقلة الاصبع كتاب يحتوي علي 38 قصه قصيرة للأطفال يبدأ بمقدمة صغيره لكل قصه علي هيئة ابيات صغيره جدا بها قافيه تشبه قافية جداتنا في الحواديت الشعبيه وتنتهي بنفس النهايه من ابيات صغيره ايضا تقول : كان ياما كان .... حدوتة زمان حكاية يرويها .... الدهر والمكان وأخرى يطويها .... العمر والنسيان وهذه يحكيها .... “He who helped you when you were in trouble ought not afterwards be despised by you” كتاب الطفوله .. الذكريات الجميله .. وحواديت قبل النوم من ريبانزيل لسنو وايت لسندريلا الالمانيه وهانزل وجريتل وحتي عقلة الاصبع كتاب يحتوي علي 38 قصه قصيرة للأطفال يبدأ بمقدمة صغيره لكل قصه علي هيئة ابيات صغيره جدا بها قافيه تشبه قافية جداتنا في الحواديت الشعبيه وتنتهي بنفس النهايه من ابيات صغيره ايضا تقول : كان ياما كان .... حدوتة زمان حكاية يرويها .... الدهر والمكان وأخرى يطويها .... العمر والنسيان وهذه يحكيها .... جريم الأخوان لك هنا والآن تجربه جميلة طفولية خفيفة انتهت مع الاسف بمغامراتها البسيطه التي تحمل دروس مفيدة في كل قصه

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    Keep in mind that I don't know much about the history behind Grimm's Fairy Tales. I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint! I love seeing all the original stories and see how they have changed over the years to the one we know today. I love how most of the stories had a deeper meaning to scare kids into behaving. Others stories were completely off the wall having characters that were inanimate objects. I think the egg was my favorite character. I did not realize how much of o Keep in mind that I don't know much about the history behind Grimm's Fairy Tales. I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint! I love seeing all the original stories and see how they have changed over the years to the one we know today. I love how most of the stories had a deeper meaning to scare kids into behaving. Others stories were completely off the wall having characters that were inanimate objects. I think the egg was my favorite character. I did not realize how much of our culture has been effected by these stories until I read them. It is a light fun read where you go on many small adventure. It is really must read book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Samidha Kalia

    Today’s review is going to be a bit different, it is a review of a particular Publisher for the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, folklore and tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm in Germany around the 1800s. Having read the Pantheon version of the Grimm stories, I was already familiar that what Disney turned them into, was not the reality. Maple Press was kind enough to send me a copy of the book, in exchange of an honest review. Last year, I wrote a huge research paper on Grimm’s Snow White, and Red Riding Today’s review is going to be a bit different, it is a review of a particular Publisher for the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, folklore and tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm in Germany around the 1800s. Having read the Pantheon version of the Grimm stories, I was already familiar that what Disney turned them into, was not the reality. Maple Press was kind enough to send me a copy of the book, in exchange of an honest review. Last year, I wrote a huge research paper on Grimm’s Snow White, and Red Riding Hood explaining the latent meaning in both the “cautionary tales”. For that, I used the Pantheon edition which was more detailed and had a variety of foot notes and references. However, not everyone would want to review the stories one by one, or really get to the bottom of all the tales. For general reading I would highly suggest the Maple Press publication. It is not dense, and is very fluid in terms of translation and writing. I read sixteen stories out of the sixty two. They have the entire important, well know stories and then a few others . I chose the sixteen from across the index. Briar Rose, Rapunzel, Snow White and Red Rose, are more known and hence not many pages have been devoted to introduce characters. They keep it precise, and easily readable so that the known stories don’t bore you. There were rare punctuation errors, and the pages were light. The entire book is three hundred and fifty two pages long. The original compilation was much larger, however Maple Press has selected stories from the second edition as the stories are a bit happier, less sensual and more fantastical. The stories are handpicked, to fit this anthology, and not all of them are included, I believe. This is perfect to gift young children, or even for teenagers to read because it really isn’t that hard to grasp. Plus the language and syntax is very direct, there are no fancy words, or dialogues like the middle ages. Would highly recommend to keep in your collection.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Suraia Munia

    I am all about fairy tales. I love reading faory tale book even though i read or heard the story 1000 times already. However, this book was the worst fairy tales book i have ever read. Only attractive part i found was the cover and illustrations inside. Poor writing style! I hate giving bad rating but couldn't stop myself for this one!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mike (the Paladin)

    I couldn't find the edition I had so I went with one that was closest in date. Why only 4 stars for the tails we all remember "fondly" from childhood? Think about it. These are "Grimm's" fairy tales and they certainly are "grim". Still there are tales we remember and love so...4. Their at least not as "grim" as Andersen's fairy tales!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hoda Elsayed

    كان يا مكان.. حدوتة الزمان. حكاية يرويها.. الدهر والمكان. وأخرى يطويها.. العمر والنسيان. وهذه يحكيها.. جريم الأخوان. لكَ هُنا، والآن. ها هنا بين يديك حكايات ألف ليلة وليلة الغربية. إن كنت مُولع بحواديت الطفولةواسترجاعها أمامك بابتسامة لا تفارقك.. فسوف تستمتع بهذه المجموعة . :))

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lhwarp

    Intemporel)))

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I’ve always said I love a good fairy tale. But you know what I’ve realized? I really love longer, more fleshed-out retellings of these choppy, abbreviated originals. Well ... SOME of the originals. Many of these tales are bizarre to the point of ridiculousness and make me wonder what the people were smoking who dreamed them up. I mean, you are definitely high if you’ve decided one of the main characters in your story is a sausage who takes up housekeeping with a bird and mouse. Yep. Good. And. H I’ve always said I love a good fairy tale. But you know what I’ve realized? I really love longer, more fleshed-out retellings of these choppy, abbreviated originals. Well ... SOME of the originals. Many of these tales are bizarre to the point of ridiculousness and make me wonder what the people were smoking who dreamed them up. I mean, you are definitely high if you’ve decided one of the main characters in your story is a sausage who takes up housekeeping with a bird and mouse. Yep. Good. And. High.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kyriakos Sorokkou

    Let me tell you a little story before we start with the review: I am proud to say that when I was in my last year at university (2012) I launch a (small) campaign to bring back the course Children's Literature. So many students promised me to be on the course. We ended up 6 of us, but the course was back nevertheless. One of the main reasons I wanted the course back was this magnificent book: The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature: The Traditions in English a 2470+ pages mammoth book. Alon Let me tell you a little story before we start with the review: I am proud to say that when I was in my last year at university (2012) I launch a (small) campaign to bring back the course Children's Literature. So many students promised me to be on the course. We ended up 6 of us, but the course was back nevertheless. One of the main reasons I wanted the course back was this magnificent book: The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature: The Traditions in English a 2470+ pages mammoth book. Along with this another required text was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. How awesome is that? I ended up studying Harry Potter for final exams. I couldn't believe my luck. Anyway along with Harry Potter we studied, nursery rhymes, picture books, Victorian stories, science fiction, and of course fairy tales. We studied 3: Little Red Riding Hood (10 different versions), The Beauty & The Beast, and Hansel & Gretel. And thanks to this course, now, 4 years later I was able to read the Grimms' Fairy Tales with a critical eye. So, this little book was full of fairy tales (duh!). It contained 62. That is 29.3% of all the tales Brothers Grimm collected, edited, and published. (211 in total) But none of the tales scored 5/5 for me. 16 tales scored 2/5. Pretty mediocre, rushed, and repetitive or confusing. 32 tales scored 3/5. Interesting but they didn't have what I was personally looking for, in them. 14 stories scored 4/5 and they're as follow: 10. The Fisherman And His Wife 18. The Valiant Little Tailor 19. Hansel And Gretel 22. Little Red Cap [Riding Hood] 31. Snowdrop [Snow White] 35. Ashputtel [Cinderella] 36. The White Snake 37. The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids [Goats] 38. The Queen Bee 40. The Juniper Tree 45. The Four Clever Brothers 46. Lily And The Lion 57. The Salad 58. The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was These stories that scored 4/5 were mostly the well-known ones like: Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White &c. Or they were inventive and original like: The Valiant Little Tailor, The Salad, The White Snake, &c. Others were either disturbing: The Juniper Tree or spooky The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was. The Juniper Tree was the most shocking one. An (evil (how obvious) ) stepmother decapitates her stepson and then stitches his head back but this can't hide the fact that he is dead so she cuts him to pieces and makes sausages out of him à la Shakespeare/Game of Thrones! Another story included incest where a king wanted to marry his daughter which reminded him his beautiful wife. (Cat-Skin) Cinderella is called slut several times by her stepmother. A story with animals (The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partlet) ends up with all the characters dead (around two dozens) and many more. It's obvious these stories where not intended for children, they are shocking, dark and grim (nice word-play here) What I didn't like from the stories was that women were almost always depicted as evil people. Evil Queens, evil stepmothers, evil maids, evil(ugly) sisters, evil fairies. On the other hand the men were either brave and good or naïve and good, sometimes evil and this when they were magical creatures like dwarfs, giants, hobgoblins (Rumpelstiltskin) &c. Something else I didn't like was that it was always the youngest child that was good and lucky, the older ones where either jealous or evil. I also didn't like the repetitive device of a random guy doing something brave and marrying the princess as a reward. Half of the stories ended with a marriage and the cliché phrase; "and they lived happily ever after". At the beginning it was okay, but then it became repetitive and annoying. So the overall score is 2.96 which translates to 3 stars. Recommended for fairy tales lovers, not curious readers. If you are curious buy it with caution, or buy an illustrated collection.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    Read for the Coursera Fantasy & Science Fiction course -- which I think it going to be interesting, perhaps especially because I'm not sure I agree with the set texts or with the course description. Anyway, the Grimms' fairytales are obviously classics, and worth reading for that, though the selection here includes some very similar stories. And, of course, the same kind of logic is shared by most fairytales, so it's similar in that way too. Some of the illustrations in this version are quit Read for the Coursera Fantasy & Science Fiction course -- which I think it going to be interesting, perhaps especially because I'm not sure I agree with the set texts or with the course description. Anyway, the Grimms' fairytales are obviously classics, and worth reading for that, though the selection here includes some very similar stories. And, of course, the same kind of logic is shared by most fairytales, so it's similar in that way too. Some of the illustrations in this version are quite lovely, though.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Elyse Hdez

    Muchos de los cuentos que aquí aparecen ya los había leído cuando era niña, sin saber que eran de los hermanos Grimm (omitiendo Blanca Nieves, Cenicienta, Caperucita Roja y La Bella Durmiente) Fue como volver a tener ocho años de nuevo, poder disfrutar de cada historia y llevarme una pequeña enseñanza de algunos de ellos. La magía prevalece mucho en los cuentos, y me di cuenta de que puedo tener 21, 30 o 40 años y seguiré terminando asombrada con las historias que leí en este libro.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Guguk

    Gelap, muram, jahat...tapi memikat (^ ^) Mungkin dongeng-2 ini dulu diceritakan sebagai pengisi waktu orang dewasa di tempat minum alih-alih untuk dongeng sebelum tidur buat anak-anak... Lalu entah gimana, pengasuh memutuskan bahwa anak-anak sudah cukup 'dewasa' dan berhak tau seperti apa kebobrokan manusia itu ""( ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄ ⁄) *analisis sotoy* *ini pun baru nemu edisi yang dibaca*

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kiting Santos

    Some are a bit morbid for a fairy tale.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Merril Anil

    Fairy tale as bloody as it comes Forgive me for i am going to be all preachy and philosophical in my review Once upon a time there were two brothers going by the name “Grimm Brothers”. Over the period of time they chronicled stories emerging from all sorts of land and nature. These stories were tainted with horrors of human evilness ranging from the ability to cut and bleed their own family to throwing away humanity for a piece of gold. These stories were ironically grim as the name of the Fairy tale as bloody as it comes Forgive me for i am going to be all preachy and philosophical in my review Once upon a time there were two brothers going by the name “Grimm Brothers”. Over the period of time they chronicled stories emerging from all sorts of land and nature. These stories were tainted with horrors of human evilness ranging from the ability to cut and bleed their own family to throwing away humanity for a piece of gold. These stories were ironically grim as the name of the authors itself. The Grimm brother’s stories were never originally the rosy and chocolate coated versions that is floating around today, as the introduction of the book itself states that these books were dark and warnings for the children against the world that they were going to step into and meanwhile also tried to impart the quintessential theory “good triumphs over the evil” (trust me after reading the book, i don't think that the Grimm brothers were indicating that there could be a possibility for romance with the wolf by telling us the story of Red riding Hood..the brothers must be rolling in their graves listening to all the werewolf romances ) The stories got moulded and sweetened that we never looked upon them as the authors scribbled it to be. In fact what we saw was the prince getting princess or a pauper becoming king on a fine day for an act of bravery or cleverness. The gruesomeness of wolf ripping apart an old lady or being married to a monster was all morphed into fairy tales that we grew up on making us wait for the day when our own version of such stories came true. Sadly it comes true when you hit the six feet hole in the ground. These stories had been handed down over generation after generations and now it has taken a life and shape of its own and because of which it was kind of fun visiting the initial version. The book is a collection of about sixty stories including tom thumb, Rumpelstiltskin, red riding hood, rapunzel and many other and each being about two to three pages long. The Grimm brother’s book is not the picture storybook version that we enjoyed hearing as a toddler. These are the real versions. I found many of the stories repetitive in themes and shockingly many of the popular stories I heard had a different twist and treatment in the book. (Cinderella named ashputtel and the step sisters cutting their heels of to fit into the shoes ..yup so much different than the movie and picture book version.) It was good to read but I also found it a bit boring being devoid of the rosiness and almost sixty stories running the same theme. What i learnt reading the fairy tale is this

  28. 5 out of 5

    Munke

    Manche Märchen waren etwas verrückt, aber ansonsten super :)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Aj Sterkel

    I was familiar with the modern adaptations of these classic fairytales, but I’d never read the originals in all their gory glory. I loved the majority of these stories. They’re weird and morally ambiguous. A lot of them end with “They all lived happily ever after, until they died.” The Brothers Grimm are like the 1800s version of Internet trolls. “You like these characters? Well, they’re all dead or miserable now. LOL. U mad?” Fairytales are interesting because you get to see the values of the so I was familiar with the modern adaptations of these classic fairytales, but I’d never read the originals in all their gory glory. I loved the majority of these stories. They’re weird and morally ambiguous. A lot of them end with “They all lived happily ever after, until they died.” The Brothers Grimm are like the 1800s version of Internet trolls. “You like these characters? Well, they’re all dead or miserable now. LOL. U mad?” Fairytales are interesting because you get to see the values of the societies that created them. Many of the tales in this collection have similar themes. The stories teach kindness, hard work, patience, charity, and quick thinking. They do their teaching in disturbing ways, though. Bad guys tend to suffer horrific deaths. I assume that most people are familiar with the fairytales in this collection (such as “The Frog-Prince,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Snow White,” and “Ashputtel”/Cinderella), so I won’t bother summarizing them. Disney already did that for me. Instead, I’ll tell you what I learned from The Brothers Grimm. - Selling your children is almost always a bad idea. Murdering your children also tends to create more problems than it solves. - Being a beautiful princess sucks. Your parents devise a bunch of crazy tests for your suiters and then force you to marry whichever suiter doesn’t die. You get no say in this murder/marriage process. - Be nice to frogs. - Don’t trust crows, but be sure to eavesdrop on their conversations. Ditto ravens. - It’s great to be the youngest child. Your older siblings are selfish and stupid, so you just have to wait for them to get themselves killed. Then you’ll get all the inheritance. And maybe one of those beautiful princesses. - Avoid ugly old women. They’re all witches. Or cannibalistic witches. - Men can’t always tell the difference between beautiful princesses and cannibalistic witches. - For the love of God, remember to invite all the fairies to your birthday party. If you don’t, there will be hell to pay. “He who helped you when you were in trouble ought not afterwards be despised by you.” - Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm “He who is too well off is always longing for something new.” - Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm My favorite stories are “The Fisherman and His Wife” and “The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage.” In “The Fisherman and His Wife,” a man finds a magic fish, and his wife takes advantage of the fish’s kindness. In “The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage,” one of the main characters is a sausage. A sausage who likes to cook. What’s not to love about that? If you haven’t read these stories, I’d recommend them. They’re short and entertaining. They may also deepen your understanding of modern literature. It’s amazing how often authors allude to fairytales.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tharwat

    الحق واحد والأهواء متعددة؛ الحمد لله الحق المتعال، سريع الفعال، اللهم لا تمتني قبل أن أرى للحق صولة على الظالمين، لا أدري ما أصابني، تصيبني خيالات مريضة كما تراءت لكافكا المسلول طيلة حياته، قرأت منذ فترة "حياة وزمن مايكل.ك" لكوتسي، فأصابني إحباط الأفكار السلبية الناتجة من قراءة قصص البوهيميين، أنا أعيش حياة بوهيمية بمعنى الكلمة، حتى أن صبري على أي علاقة اجتماعية يرعبني للغاية، ولعل قصص ألبير كامو العدمية الوجودية "كالغريب" و"الطاعون" هي صورة طبق الأصل من حياتي البوهيمية، حتى أني أهرب من قراءة أي الحق واحد والأهواء متعددة؛ الحمد لله الحق المتعال، سريع الفعال، اللهم لا تمتني قبل أن أرى للحق صولة على الظالمين، لا أدري ما أصابني، تصيبني خيالات مريضة كما تراءت لكافكا المسلول طيلة حياته، قرأت منذ فترة "حياة وزمن مايكل.ك" لكوتسي، فأصابني إحباط الأفكار السلبية الناتجة من قراءة قصص البوهيميين، أنا أعيش حياة بوهيمية بمعنى الكلمة، حتى أن صبري على أي علاقة اجتماعية يرعبني للغاية، ولعل قصص ألبير كامو العدمية الوجودية "كالغريب" و"الطاعون" هي صورة طبق الأصل من حياتي البوهيمية، حتى أني أهرب من قراءة أي قصة عدمية من باب الإحراج النفسي، أعتقد أن مصر مزرعة نجسة للئام الخلق، وأي اعتقاد مخالف هو عبادة للوهم، وما مسخ كافكا إلا سيطرة لتلك الفكرة، فأنت حشرة مسكينة في مجتمع لا يرحم الضعاف، حتى أنك لا تملك إلا أن تشفق على حالك وتبدأ في السعي بجد للتخلص من ألم الفكرة الممضة، كنت قد قرأت منذ زمن بعيد قصة ممتعة اسمها "تحولات الجحش الذهبي" للوكيوس أبوليوس المداوري، حكاية ممتعة عن إنسان مُسخَ إلى حمار، ومعاناته في سبيل التخلص من تلك اللعنة وسط مواقف طريفة خفيفة الظل، كنت قد اشتريتها في صباي.. ربما من إصدارات الهيئة العامة لقصور الثقافة بجنيهات قليلة، لا أعلم لماذا تذكرت تلك الحكايات وأنا أقرأ في "حكايات الأخوين جريم".. مجرد التخلص من الاطلاع على القصص النفسية المؤلمة لقراءة حواديت بسيطة ينتصر فيها الحق على الباطل، وتكون نهاياتها سعيدة طريفة لهو من باب تغيير الواقع، ولعله من قرع باب التفاؤل، ترجمة طيبة للغاية من د. منى الخميسي لتلك الحواديت الفلكلورية الشعبية من الأدب الألماني، ولا أدري حقيقةً هل هي من ترجمت تلك الأبيات والأهازيج وسط الحكايات أم أنها أضافتها من باب التبسيط والتصرف الأدبي، لكني استمتعت بقراءة تلك الحواديت التي لبث في جمعها الأخوان جريم قرابة نصف قرن، جهد موسوعي عجيب، 38 حدوتة مترجمة من إجمالي قرابة 480 حدوتة كلها ذات مغزى أخلاقي عظيم بحيل وأساليب بسيطة كلها تدعو إلى توخي الحذر وعدم حسن الظن الزائد بالناس، ها أنا أقضي الساعات العجيبة في عملي المقلق تلك الأيام في التهامها بحسن استرسال سريع في القراءة دونما أي جهد أو إرهاق ذهني، والنسخة التي أقرأ بها من إصدارات مكتبة الأسرة لعام 2015 اشتريتها شهر فبراير بستة جنيهات فقط، وإن كانت ورقاتها قد عانت من تنقلي من مكان لآخر بها وتركها من يدي وسط الرمال في موقع عملي المزعج تلك الأيام حتى اهترأت النسخة، أريد أن انتهي من كل ما اشتريته قبل شراء شيء جديد، حتى أنني سأضطر للبدء في مشروع قراءة جبري للعمل على إنهاء ما لدي من كتب غير مقروءة حتى وإن قرأتها من باب تمرير الحروف فقط على ذاكرتي الضعيفة، لكني أعتقد أن العمر سينفد قبل نفاد حبر المطابع، عسى أن تكون القراءة هي مغارتي من ألم اللحظات النكدة وعبس الساعات.

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