Clever Maids

Download or Read eBook Clever Maids PDF written by Valerie Paradiz and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2009-04-27 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Clever Maids

Book Synopsis Clever Maids by : Valerie Paradiz

The famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm - stories like Snow White , Red Riding Hood , and Rumplestiltskin - are know to millions of people around the world and are deeply embedded in the collective psyche. In this charming account, writer and scholar Valerie Paradiz reveals the true story of how the fairy tales came to be. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, collectors and editors of more than 200 folk stories, were major German intellects of the nineteenth century, contemporaries of Goethe and Schiller. But as Paradiz reveals here, the romantic image of the two brothers traveling the countryside, transcribing tales told to them by peasants, is a far cry from the truth. In fact, more than half the fairy tales the Grimm brothers collected were actually contributed by their educated female friends from the bourgeois and aristocratic classes. While German folkloric scholars-all of them male-fancied themselves the keepers of the cultural flame, it was a handful of women who ensured that millions would know the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella by heart. Set against the backdrop of the chaotic Napoleonic wars and the years of high German romanticism, Clever Maids chronicles one of the most fascinating literary collaborations in European history and brilliantly captures the intellectual spirit of the men and women of the age. Even more, it illuminates the ways in which the Grimm tales, with their mythic portrayals of courage, sacrifice, and betrayal, still speak so powerfully to us today.

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  • Publisher – Basic Books
  • Total Pages – 241
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780786738533
  • ISBN-13 – 0786738537

Classics Reimagined, Grimm's Fairy Tales

Download or Read eBook Classics Reimagined, Grimm's Fairy Tales PDF written by Wilhelm Grimm and published by Classics Reimagined. This book was released on 2017-10-17 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Classics Reimagined, Grimm's Fairy Tales

Book Synopsis Classics Reimagined, Grimm's Fairy Tales by : Wilhelm Grimm

Retold with illustrations by artist Yann Legendre, this new paperback edition of the Classics Reimagined series will excite and enthrall!

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  • Total Pages – 211
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781631593727
  • ISBN-13 – 1631593722

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Download or Read eBook An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales PDF written by Jacob Grimm and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Book Synopsis An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales by : Jacob Grimm

Two hundred years ago, the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales, including these thirty much-loved stories of helpful elves; giants who can see into the next land; foolish but good-hearted lads; princesses with golden hair; faithful servants and wicked queens. This sumptuously illustrated collection of essential Grimm classics includes stories every childhood needs: The Princess and the Frog, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and dozens more. Each tale is brought to life with radiant, faithful pictures from Daniela Drescher, one of Germany's best-loved illustrators, which are sure to fire any child's imagination.

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  • Total Pages – 224
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  • ISBN-10 – 0863159478
  • ISBN-13 – 9780863159473

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

Download or Read eBook The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales PDF written by Brothers Grimm and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 2011-06-08 with total page 875 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

Book Synopsis The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by : Brothers Grimm

The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of the more than two hundred enchanting characters included in this volume. The tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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  • Publisher – Pantheon
  • Total Pages – 875
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307797186
  • ISBN-13 – 030779718X

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Download or Read eBook A Tale Dark & Grimm PDF written by Adam Gidwitz and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Tale Dark & Grimm

Book Synopsis A Tale Dark & Grimm by : Adam Gidwitz

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

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  • Total Pages – 200
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101445280
  • ISBN-13 – 1101445289