Favourite Grimm translation into English?

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Favourite Grimm translation into English?

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Jan 24, 2007, 2:16pm

I am planning to buy an edition of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, but am hesitating over the many translations that are available. I insist on an unabridged and unsanitized version.

I have seen both the Ralph Manheim (1977) and Margaret Hunt (1884) translations praised. Do members of this group have particular translations that they can recommend?

Thank you.

Jan 25, 2007, 2:02pm

The Jack Zipes's is an excellent one.

Edited: Mar 1, 2007, 11:04am

I am also looking for an unabridged, unsanitized edition of the Brothers Grimm tales.

I'd like to ask if The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm all-new third edition has the version of Rapunzel where it is implied that she is pregnant?

I read that the 1812 version of the story says that. But it was changed in 1857.


I am hoping to get a book that retains the original writing (but translated to english :-P ).

I would greatly appreciate any help! I'm looking to order that book on Amazon soon.

Thank you!!

Mar 1, 2007, 12:49pm

ulan25, I might be wrong, but I believe the Jack Zipes's edition is 'unsanitized'.

Mar 4, 2007, 10:45am

ok, great! i'll check it out :) thank you.

Dec 18, 2014, 11:28pm

>2 aluvalibri:: & >4 aluvalibri::
Am taking your advice Paolina and have just ordered the Jack Zipes's edition as suggested after researching several editions & "looking inside" them.
Thanks for the reck.

Dec 19, 2014, 9:37am

>6 rainpebble:

I'd be curious of your evaluation once you've rec'd and looked it over.

Dec 19, 2014, 10:03am

Brand new translation by Zipes of the original 1812 abd 1815 versions of the tales: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14622130614&searchurl=x%3D0...

Dec 25, 2014, 11:39pm

This translation of the first edition was just published in October. It would be worth looking into: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691160597/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&...