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Published: 04 October 2009

416 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199555581

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Selected Tales

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Translated by Joyce Crick

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of Grimms' tales offering a more representative selection of the Tales for Children and the Household than other editions, and including animal fables, tall tales, comic peasant tales, religious magic tales and morality tales
  • As well as some seventy-nine tales, including all the well-known fairy tales, the edition also prints earlier versions of some of the famous stories, and stories that were removed after the first edition, to show the stylistic evolution of the stories in their retelling by the Grimms
  • The introduction places the work of the Grimms in the literary and historical context of German Romanticism and demonstrates how the brothers edited, refined and adapted tales which were not necessarily taken from the peasant sources they implied
  • The edition includes Wilhelm Grimm's preface to the second edition (1819) in which he described their methods of collecting and admitted their intervention, as well as Jacob's Circular Letter with regard to the Collecting of Folk Poesy appealing to other collectors
  • Notes identify sources and variants,common motifs and linked tales, and any changes introduced by the Grimms

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