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The Grimm Reader, featuring landmark introductions by A. S. Byatt and Maria Tatar, celebrates the radiant cultural legacy of stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm-tales that have enchanted children and adults alike for generations. Even after two hundred years, the tales gathered by the Grimms continue to have an extraordinary global reach. Their scenes of unsparing savagery and jaw-dropping beauty remind us that fairy tales, for all their simplicity, have the power to draw us into a world of words and to transform us as we read. Containing some of the most enduring tales found in world literature, this collection will introduce readers to the sorcery of the stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. Book jacket.
Maria Tatar chairs the program in folklore and mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, and The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen.
Table of Contents
|Reading the Brothers Grimm||p. xxi|
|The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich||p. 3|
|The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat||p. 9|
|The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats||p. 14|
|The Twelve Brothers||p. 18|
|Little Brother and Little Sister||p. 25|
|The Three Little Men in the Woods||p. 39|
|Hansel and Gretel||p. 46|
|The Fisherman and His Wife||p. 55|
|The Brave Little Tailor||p. 66|
|Mother Holle||p. 86|
|The Seven Ravens||p. 90|
|Little Red Riding Hood||p. 94|
|The Bremen Town Musicians||p. 100|
|The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs||p. 105|
|The Magic Table, the Gold Donkey, and the Club in the Sack||p. 113|
|The Elves||p. 126|
|The Robber Bridegroom||p. 129|
|Godfather Death||p. 134|
|Fitcher's Bird||p. 138|
|The Juniper Tree||p. 143|
|The Six Swans||p. 155|
|Briar Rose||p. 162|
|Snow White||p. 167|
|The Golden Bird||p. 183|
|The Three Feathers||p. 193|
|The Golden Goose||p. 197|
|The Singing, Soaring Lark||p. 209|
|The Goose Girl||p. 216|
|A Fairy Tale about a Boy Who Left Home to Learn about Fear||p. 224|
|The Worn-out Dancing Shoes||p. 236|
|The Star Talers||p. 241|
|Snow White and Rose Red||p. 243|
|The Golden Key||p. 251|
|Tales for Adults|
|The Jew in the Brambles||p. 255|
|Mother Trudy||p. 263|
|The Hand with the Knife||p. 265|
|How Children Played Butcher with Each Other||p. 267|
|Hans Dumm||p. 270|
|The Evil Mother-in-Law||p. 273|
|The Children Living in a Time of Famine||p. 276|
|The Stubborn Child||p. 278|
|The Rose||p. 280|
|Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm||p. 283|
|Preface to Volume 1 of the First Edition of Children's Stories and Household Tales||p. 295|
|The Magic of Fairy Tales||p. 305|
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