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Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm

Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812)

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (Author)

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Cinderella (The Brother's Grimm) New York: Guild America Books: 2018

Fairy Tale pg 81-87

A young girl's mother dies and makes her promise to always be good. Her father remarried a wicked woman with 2 evil daughters who call the young girl Cinderella and treat her terribly. When the princes ball comes around Cinderella earned the right to go by collecting lentils from the ashes with the help of her animal friends. Her stepmother still says no. Cinderella cries at her mothers grave and a beautiful dress appears on each of 3 nights and a pair of glass slippers on the 3rd. Cinderella loses 1 of her slippers and the enamored prince sets out to find her, first finding the evil sisters, one of whom cut off her toe and the other her heel in order to fit the slipper. He then found Cinderella who truly fit the slipper and they lived happily ever after.

This story is a fairy tale that follow the thoughts and writings of the time period. A little gruesome but has a moral and follow the traditional "happily ever after" writing style.

What morals did you get from the story? How is this story different from the more current versions?
  RachaelWilley | Feb 25, 2019 |
When I was a kid I had an illustrated edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales and it always terrified and delighted me. Listening to an all star cast (Jim Dale, Alfred Molina, etc) narrate the abridged version of these classics really brought me back. Also, it helped me recall how truly messed up the stories were. This abridged version is still a cakewalk to the original messed up dark fairy tales that you can find if you dig deep enough, but they're still enough messed up to give you a picture. There's lots of murders, bad parents, naughty kids, kings that like killing their daughter's suitors, and magic animals. There is truly a little something for everyone. This collection includes all the classics such as: Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella, the little goose girl, and Rumpelstiltskin. The all ages, genders, and accents brought by the full cast make it a joy to listen to. A wonderful version, suitable for kids (and adults). ( )
  ecataldi | Jan 19, 2017 |
Ironically, Snow White & Rose Red get along with their mother really well.
  Andrea_LaLonde | Aug 12, 2016 |
Interesting to see the originals that Disney worked their magic on. There's a similarity across some of the stories where you can see that perhaps they are mutated versions of the same original that have morphed as they were told.

Also there are a number of fairy stories that I hadn't heard before, them not having quite entered popular consciousness where I grew up. Possibly some of these would be the kernel of some good stories, Grimm's style is very much tell and no show. That suits the sort of morality tales these are, intended for someone to simply recount them at bedtime or round the fire or dinner table. They've come from an oral tradition, and anything taking longer to tell than 10 to 20 minutes would be too complex.

Still, it is an interesting piece of folk history and I'm glad I read these stories.
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  jmkemp | Jul 5, 2016 |
No one, in my opinion tells a better fairy tale then the Grimm brothers. The collection of stories in this book included "The Goose-Girl," "Hansel and Grethel," "Little Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bearskin," "Briar Rose," "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin," and many others. Each of these stories had their own moral that readers of any age sometimes need to be reminded of, I think that is what I liked most about these stories. Many of these tales have been cleaned up and presented in a more admirable light, especially the princess stories. I think that some of these stories, while a little more gruesome, add in real elements of punishment for the evil characters. This can really hold in the message of the story. For example, in Cinderella the message is that kindness will always trump over evil. The Evil step sisters are left without toes and heels and blind by the end of the story. If that does not show children that being kind is the best way of life, then I do not think anything will. ( )
  kprinc3 | Apr 2, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Grimm, JacobAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, WilhelmAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Corcos, LucilleIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lucas, Edgar Mrs.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manasek, LudekIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paull, Susannah MaryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Untermeyer, BrynaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Untermeyer, LouisEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Varecha, VladimirEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weedon, Lucy L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One summer's morning a Tailor was sitting on his bench by the window in very good spirits, sewing away with all his might, and presently up the street came a peasant woman, crying, "Good preserves for sale."
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This is a catch-all work for Grimm's Fairy Tales that cannot be distinguished among the various selections or complete collections by the same or similar names. Overall, the Brothers Grimm published approximately two hundred different stories; the selections here range from 4 to 60 stories each. Please do not combine this LibraryThing Work with either The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, Grimm's Fairy Tales, or any other collection of The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, but separate any individually identifiable record here and recombine it with other records for any other LibraryThing Work having the same contents. Thank you.
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Deep Green Leatherette bound version with gilded letters, the book is a compilation of over 200 fairy tales. A wonderful collector's item or a grandparent's playground.

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A Peter Glassman book.

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