Complete Fairy Tales
Routledge – 2002 – 800 pages
Series: Routledge Classics
The tale of 'Cinderella' is told wherever stories are still read aloud and everyone is familiar with 'Rapunzel' and 'The Golden Goose', but who has heard all the wonderful stories collected by the Brothers Grimm? Well, here's your chance, for within these covers you will find every one of their 210 tales, in all their enchantment and rapture, terror and wisdom, tragedy and beauty.
'Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded … it is hardly too much to say that these tales rank next to the Bible in importance.' - W.H. Auden
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859). Born in Germany, they both studied law before turning to the collection of fairy tales, an endevour which was to occupy them for the rest of their lives.