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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales [Format Kindle]

Brothers Grimm , Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm
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Revue de presse

“Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational ‘must’ for adults.”
–W. H. Auden, The New York Times

“Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one book–other than the Bible–that has truly made Western man.”
–P. L. Travers, The New Republic

“Everyone should possess and know Grimm’s Fairy Tales–one of the great books of the world–and no English-speaking person could do better than this edition.”
–Richard Adams, The New York Times Book Review

“[A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated.”
–Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

Présentation de l'éditeur

Once upon a time, two brothers wished to preserve their German folklore in a collection of tales that they believed had been handed down for generations. When they began in 1812 they had just 86 stories that rather harshly reflected the difficult life of European peasantry. Subsequent editions would grow to hold over 200 tales. As time passed, the Brothers Grimm found that their collection of fairy tales, with all of its royalty, magical creatures, and brave adventures, entranced those who read them. This compilation of fairy tales which includes the complete canon of over 200 tales has become a beloved set of classical stories the world over. Presented here in this edition is the faithful translation of Margaret Hunt.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1018 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 410 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1420932780
  • Editeur : (14 décembre 2009)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0030N6E5O
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazing. 29 octobre 2013
Par E. Burel
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this is a beautiful book with amazing pictures. The leather cover and the drawing on it is perfect. Seems like we are ready an old book :) this is also a good quality paper. You will love it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Magnifique 20 mars 2013
Par G3vaudan
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Livre très beau avec sa couverture rigide et dorée
Vraiment complet, de quoi redevenir un enfant

Dommage qu'il n'existe pas la version française... Je conseille
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 contes de grimm 13 décembre 2012
Par Eli
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excellente edition, facile à feuilleter, c'est amusant de constater les légères différences entre traduction francaise et traduction anglaise. a lire a vos enfants ou petits enfants
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Grimm Tales 18 mars 2009
A book absolutely to be read to understand the basis of the western culture and the way men and women behave
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Bed Time Stories To Curl Your Hair 10 mai 2005
Par Gary F. Taylor - Publié sur
Born in the late 1700s in Hanau, Germany, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were noted scholars celebrated for the documentation of German folklore--and most particularly for the documentation of folk tales that had been previously passed from generation to generation by oral tradition.

The Brothers Grimm began to publish these tales 1812 under the title Children's and Household Tales, a collection which went a then unheard of six editions during their lifetimes and a posthumous edition shortly after their deaths. In its final form, the collection contained two hundred folk tales and ten "Children's Legends," and they would have a tremendous impact on both European and American popular culture.

It is here that we find such figures as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretle, Tom Thumb, Rapunzel, and the Bremen Town Musicians--to name but a few. But be forewarned: these are not the tales as presented in such venues as The Little Golden Book series or on the big screen by Walt Disney. True enough, there is magic, wonder, and a world in which good triumphs... but there is also savage retribution, revenge, brutality, torture, and the occasional flourish of anti-semetism as well.

"Cinderella" offers a good example of the violence one often finds in these stories. Modern versions typically punish the wicked step-sisters with comic humiliation, but in the original tale their eyes are picked out by birds--and this is actually one of the less extreme retributions offered. The evil queen in the classic "Snow White" is forced to dance at Snow White's wedding... in red-hot iron shoes until she dies. Perhaps most disconcerting is the fate of the wicked servant in "The Goose Girl," who is thrown naked into a barrel driven through with spikes that is dragged by horses through the town!

Although children typically adore such gruesome details, modern parents will likely be less enthusiastic--and I myself wouldn't recommend The Brothers Grimm as bedtime story material for the very young and impressionable. They are perhaps best left to older children, especially if their taste leans to the Gothic. That said, however, the Pantheon edition is quite good, for it offers both the original German texts and English translations; it would make an excellent gift for a young language student. And the stories themselves, so often dark and brooding, deserve to be read for the long shadow they have cast re literary tradition.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Treasure for Pleasure & Scholarly Readers Alike 10 avril 2000
Par "kehk" - Publié sur
Even if your not a scholar, this tremendous read-aloud reaches all the way back to the voices of the oral tradition, whose rich language and images will transport you to a magical state of being. The Frog King begins "In olden times when wishing still helped one, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, which has seen so much, was astonished whenever it shone in her face." Try that at dusk or by candle light, and see if an awed hush doesn't fall over your listener(s)!
For those with a more serious bent, this is perhaps the most accurate English translation of the Grimm's recordings of the oral tales. The complete collection lets you compare the patterns and rhythms of language and story line. The introduction by Padraic Colum and end commentary by Joseph Campbell (some 30 pages) are an added treasure. This version is frequently used by Waldorf teachers, and is "must have" for all primary teachers and families with children.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Warning: This is the Original Version not the Disney Channel, 9 janvier 2009
Par Spence the Elder - Publié sur
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), and to a lesser degree his brother Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), were perhaps the greatest chroniclers of Germanic folklore since the time of Snorri Sturluson. The sheer volume of their works are unmatched by any other single source, (with the possible exception of a few decidedly biased ecclesiastical chronicles).

The first thing that must be remembered about, "Grimm's Fairy Tales", is that the Brothers did not write them, they researched, collected and chronicled them. These are the stories that had been told around camp fires and villages for a thousand years. These stories have evolved as time went on, as all oral traditions do. Many, if not most of these stories are teaching tools for children. Now, having said this, it must be remembered that these works were originally written down in the early 1800`s and have an oral history that stretches back into the mists of ,"AGO", as in," Once upon on a time, a long, long time ago". This was a time when children were not sheltered from the realities of life, sickness and death. A time when being politically correct met that you had fought for the winning side because most of the losers were dead. At time when cholera, pox and plague ran rampant through the population every few years and up to 40% of the children born didn't live to see their 18th birthday. Children, (and adults for that matter), were quite a bit tougher back then. So, if you have a wimpy sheltered child that needs a trophy for placing 12th in a race so their self-esteem wont be shattered and the rest of their lives ruined, you may want to find another venue for story time. Something mindless and milk toast like the Disney Channel perhaps?

Secondly, these are not the watered down edited versions of the original stories. These are the original stories as recorded by the Grimm's. There is not a happy ending at the end of every story. Many of these stories, as I mentioned earlier, were used as teaching tools for children. These lessons were not limited to what happens to little boys & girls who are good, (everything turns out for the better, you get the treasure, marry your respective prince or princess, etc.), but also the consequences of a child's actions and what happens to bad children if they don't listen to their parents, elders, Gods, etc., (several involve being eaten by various nasty things).

Several of the tales are rather abbreviated and end abruptly with no apparent conclusion. Again, these folk tales were not written by the Brothers, just recorded by them. If you are looking for a much more extensive look in to Germanic Folk literature I suggest Jacob Grimm's, 4 volume set, "Teutonic Mythology". Not an easy read but very in-depth.

The down side. This rendition of the Brother's Grimm Tales, while complete, contains no introduction, foot notes, explanations and no references to anything what so ever, it just starts and ends. I personally would have liked some sort of introduction to the work at the very least. Additionally, other than the title, "Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales", Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm are never mentioned by name or acknowledged anywhere in the book. I think that was a bit rude. Other than that, a fairly good translation of the works, beautifully bound edition and well recommended.

In Frith,
Spence The Elder
"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc"
M. Addams
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Not a very good edition 7 décembre 2004
Par Gagewyn - Publié sur
Regarding the fairy tales: The Grimm brothers collected fairy tales from all over the Germanies and published the collected stories in 1812. Historically and culturally this is very important because we have a glimpse into an oral tradition back when oral tradition was alive and well. Many are surprised to find that the stories aren't Disney rated. They have gore and all.

Regarding this particular release of the Grimm Fairy Tales: The paper is bad quality. I have the 1981 edition and the pages are already very very yellow. The illustrations are in many different styles by four different artists. They aren't bad, but given the presentation and the fact that they are a mixed bag they come across that way. The translation by Margaret Hunt was originally published in 1884, and the language feels a little stale today.

This is an adequate copy of the text if you just want to read through it. It isn't durable, it isn't archival and it isn't good quality paper or presentation. These stories have been around long enough that they are now public domain and can be found for free in many locations online, if you just want to check out the original Grimm version of a story. (Paper is easier on the eyes, so there is a place for a poor quality widely available edition.) Libraries will want a more durable edition. Yep a better quality edition is a good idea for families too.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 OKAY STORIES, OKAY COPY 26 juin 2001
Par EMAN NEP - Publié sur
Not all the stories in this book are winners, and you can take a LONG time reading all of them. For the longest time I'd been hearing that Disney's version of these Grimm classics are much cleaner. No kidding. But being a hardcore fantasy reader, I like all the violence and dark senses of humor that the Grimm brothers have. Generally, for every 10 stories you read, you might find two that you like and one that you REALLY like. As for the actual book, the pages are apparently NOT acid-free, which means that it was cheaply made. It is still hardback, though. I'm not a HUGE Grimm fan, but there were enough illustrations for my taste. Along the same lines, I don't care if the works are out of order--what matters is that they're translated decently. I still hold that there is--somewhere--a better Grimm's book to be found--hence the 3 stars. Apart from all that, this is a good bargain bin book--which is where I found it. My favorite stories--so far--are The Frog Prince, Cinderella, The Three White Snakes, and The Youth Who Could Not Shiver and Shake.
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