The Complete Fairy Tales, Hardback

The Complete Fairy Tales Hardback

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Part of the Wordsworth Library Collection series

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists.

The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, there are the darker tales such as Death's Messengers which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good story-telling.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1008 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781840221749



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This is an extensive collection of 210 stories, fairy tales, and legends written by the Grimm Brothers and is 845 pages long. It includes a few of their more famous stories, like Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Cindarella, along with many that are not as well known.It's interesting to see how the versions of their famous stories in this book differ from the popular versions that are usually told.