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German Popular Stories
Adapted by Edgar Taylor. Edited by Jack Zipes
A reprint of the famous Brothers Grimm
book of fairy tales, German Popular Stories (a.k.a. Children’s
and Household Tales or Kinder- und Hausmärchen). This book,
published for the centenary of the 1812 Children’s and Household Tales,
‘radically changed the destiny of what we today call the fairy tales of
the Brothers Grimm’.
The book features the 1868 book of Edgar Taylor’s translations of the Brothers Grimm, the first translations of the tales into English, which included reprints of the first two editions of 1823 and 1826 of the Grimms’ stories in one volume, plus the original notes by Taylor.
German Popular Stories includes:
• illustrations by remarkable drawings by one of the great artists of the Victorian era, George Cruikshank,
• an introduction by John Ruskin.
• Additional material includes letters by Sir Walter Scott and the Grimms.
• a note on George Cruikshank.
• extracts from Gammer Grethel, Taylor’s follow-up Grimm book.
• R. Meek’s Introduction to the 1876 edition of Grimm’s Goblins. Grimm’s Household Stories.
Many famous fairy tales are included here, making their first, influential appearance in English: ‘The Fisherman and his Wife’, ‘Tom Thumb’, ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, ‘King Grisly-beard’, ‘The Juniper Tree’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, and ‘Snow White’.
Edited and introduced by renowned writer
and authority on fairy tales, Jack Zipes, professor emeritus of German
and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. In addition
to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and
has worked with children's theaters in Europe and the United States.
George Cruikshank, illustration for The Goose-Girl
GERMAN POPULAR STORIES
A Note On the Text
Introduction: German Popular Stories as Revolutionary Book by Jack Zipes
A Note On the Illustrator George Cruikshank (1792-1878)
1 Hans in Luck
Hans im Glück (Lucky Hans)
2 The Travelling Musicians
Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (Bremen Town Musicians)
3 The Golden Bird
Vom goldenen Vogel (The Golden Bird)
4 The Fisherman and his Wife
Von dem Fischer und siine Fru (The Fisherman and his Wife)
5 The Tom-Tit and the Bear
Der Zaunkönig und der Bär (The Wren and the Bear)
6 The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Die zertanzten Schuhe (The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes)
Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty)
8 Tom Thumb
9 The Grateful Beasts
Die treuen Thiere (The Faithful Animals)
10 Jorinda and Jorindel
Jorinda und Joringel (Jorinda and Joringel)
11 The Wonderful Musician
Der wunderliche Spielmann (The Marvellous Minstrel)
12 The Queen Bee
Die Bienenkönigin (The Queen Bee)
13 The Dog and the Sparrow
Der Hund und der Sperling (The Dog and the Sparrow)
14 Frederick and Catherine
Der Frieder und das Catherlieschen (Freddy and Katy)
15 The Three Children of Fortune
Die drei Glückskinder (The Three Sons of Fortune)
König Droßelbart (King Thrushbeard)
17 The Adventures of Chantecleer
Das Lumpengesindel (Riffraff)
Herr Korbes (Herr Korbes)
Von dem Tod des Hühnchens (The Death of the Hen)
Sneewittchen (Snow White)
19 The Elves and the Shoemaker
Die Wichtelmänner (The Elves)
20 The Turnip
Die Rübe (The Turnip)
21 Old Sultan
Der alte Sultan (Old Sultan)
22 The Lady and the Lion
Das singende, springende Löweneckerchen (The Singing,
23 The Jew in the Bush
Der Jude im Dorn (The Jew in the Thornbush)
24 The King of the Golden Mountain
Der König vom goldenen Berg (The King of the Golden Mountain)
25 The Golden Goose
Die goldene Gans (The Golden Goose)
26 Mrs. Fox
Von der Frau Füchsin (The Wedding of Mrs. Fox)
27 Hansel and Grettel
Brüderchen und Schwesterchen (Brother and Sister)
28 The Giant with the Three Golden Hairs
Der Teufel mit den drei goldnen Haaren (The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs)
29 The Frog-Prince
Der Froschkönig oder der eiserne Heinrich (The Frog King, or
30 The Fox and the Horse
Der Fuchs und das Pferd (The Fox and the Horse)
32 The Goose-Girl
Die Gänsemagd (The Goose Girl)
33 Faithful John
Der getreue Johannes (Faithful Johannes)
34 The Blue Light
Das blaue Licht (The Blue Light)
36 The Young Giant and the Tailor
Der junge Riese (The Young Giant)
Das tapfere Schneiderlein (The Brave Little Tailor)
37 The Crows and the Soldier
Die Krähen (The Crows)
Johann Gustav Büsching, Bauer Kibitz (The Peasant Kibitz)
39 Hans and his Wife Grettel
Das kluge Grethel (Clever Gretel)
Der gescheite Hans ( Clever Hans)
40 Cherry, or the Frog-Bride
Johann Gustav Büsching, Märchen von der Padde (The Tale
about the Frog)
41 Mother Holle
Frau Holle (Mother Holle)
42 The Water of Life
Das Wasser des Lebens (The Water of Life)
43 Peter the Goatherd
Otmar, Der Ziegenhirt (The Goatherd)
44 The Four Clever Brothers
Die vier kunstreichen Buder (The Four Skillful Brothers)
45 The Elfi fin Grove
Ludwig Tieck, Die Elfen (The Elves)
46 The Salad
Der Krautesel (The Lettuce Donkey)
47 The Nose
Die lange Nase (The Long Nose)
48 The Five Servants
Die sechs Diener (The Six Servants)
Allerlei-Rauh (All Fur)
50 The Robber-Bridegroom
Der Räuberbräutigam (The Robber Bridegroom)
51 The Three Sluggards
Die drei Faulen (The Three Lazy Sons)
52 The Seven Ravens
Die sieben Raben (The Seven Ravens)
53 Roland and May-Bird
Der liebste Roland (Sweetheart Roland)
Hänsel und Grethel (Hansel and Gretel)
54 The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
Von dem Mäuschen, Vöglechen und der Bratwurst (The
Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage)
55 The Juniper Tree
Van dan Machandel-Boom (The Juniper Tree)
Introduction to 1868 Edition of German Popular Stories by John Ruskin
Sir Walter Scott’s 1823 Letter to Edgar Taylor
Edgar Taylor’s 1823 Correspondence with the Brothers Grimm
Gammer Grethel: Who She Was and What She Did
Frontispiece and Title Page of Edgar Taylor’s Gammer
Edgar Taylor’s Preface to Gammer Grethel
R. Meek’s Introduction to the 1876 Edition of Grimm’s
Goblins. Grimm’s Household Stories
To read a story from German Popular Stories, click here
The Brothers Grimm by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, 1855
is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University
of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller
in public schools and has worked with children’s theaters in Europe and
the United States. Some of his major publications include Breaking the
Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (1979), Fairy
Tales and the Art of Subversion (1983, rev. ed. 2006), Don’t Bet
on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England
(1986), The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World
and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly
Peter to Harry Potter (2000), Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative
Drama for Children (2004), Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood
Storyteller (2005), and Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and
Relevance of a Genre (2006). He has also translated
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1987) and edited
The Oxford Companion
to Fairy Tales (2000), and The Great Fairy Tale Tradition (2001).
Most recently he has translated and edited The Folk and Fairy Tales
of Giuseppe Pitrè (2008) and Lucky Hans and other Merz Fairy
Tales (2008) by Kurt Schwitters.
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Classic French Fairy Tales
Translated with an Introduction by Jack Zipes
A new collection of 36 French fairy tales translated by renowned writer Jack Zipes. Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleepy Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood are some of the classic fairy tales in this amazing book. Includes illustrations from fairy tale collections.
Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and has worked with children’s theaters in Europe and the United States. Some of his major publications include Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (1979), Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (1983, rev. ed. 2006), Don’t Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England (1986), The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (1988), Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (2000), Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children (2004), Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller (2005), and Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre (2006). He has also translated The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1987) and edited The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2000), and The Great Fairy Tale Tradition (2001). Most recently he has translated and edited The Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitrè (2008) and Lucky Hans and other Merz Fairy Tales (2008) by Kurt Schwitters.
‘Terrific... a succulent array of 17th and 18th century ‘salon’ fairy tales’
- The New York Times Book Review
‘These tales are adventurous, thrilling in a way fairy tales are meant to be... The translation from the French is modern, happily free of archaic and hyperbolic language... a fine and sophisticated collection’
- New York Tribune
‘Enjoyable to read... a unique collection of French regional folklore’
- Library Journal
‘Charming stories accompanied by attractive pen-and-ink drawings’
- Chattanooga Times
‘An excellent collection’
Introduction and llustrations
PAPERBACK ISBN 9781861712516 £19.99 / $29.99
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The Books, The Films, The Whole Cultural Phenomenon
Including a Scene-By-Scene Analysis of the 2001-2003 Lord of the Rings Films
by Jeremy Mark Robinson
A new cultural analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien,
creator of Middle-earth and author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
This new critical study explores Tolkien's major writings (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics, The Letters, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth volumes), Tolkien and fairy tales, the mythological, political and religious aspects of Tolkien's Middle-earth, the critics' response to Tolkien's fiction over the decades, the Tolkien industry (merchandizing, toys, role-playing games, posters, Tolkien societies, conferences and the like), Tolkien in visual and fantasy art, the cultural aspects of The Lord of the Rings (from the 1950s to the present), Tolkien's fiction's relationship with other fantasy fiction, such as C.S. Lewis and Harry Potter, and the TV, radio and film versions of Tolkien's books, including the new Hollywood interpretations of The Lord of the Rings. The 2001-03 Hollywood films are discussed in great detail, with a scene-by-scene analysis of each film (including the extended cuts, and omissions, additions, alterations, etc).
This new book draws on contemporary cultural theory and analysis and offers a sceptical but sympathetic and illuminating account of the Tolkien phenomenon. This book is designed to appeal to the general reader (and viewer) of Tolkien: it is written in a clear, jargon-free and easily-accessible style.
Jeremy Mark Robinson's books include Glorification:
Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur
Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain:
Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion
and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
The book has been completely updated and
revised for the second edition.
826pp Illustrations, bibliography, notes.
PAPERBACK ISBN 9781861712804 £24.99 / $36.99
HARDBACK ISBN 9781861713208 £39.99 / $59.99
J.R.R. Tolkien: Pocket Guide
by Jeremy Mark Robinson
A new guide to the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien, the premier British fantasy author of the 20th century, and his great works: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. This guide is clearly written for the general reader, offering an all-round introduction to this hugely popular writer. The book is full of illuminating facts and details about Tolkien and his works.The text has been revised for this edition.
272pp Illustrations, bibliography, notes
ISBN 9781861712783 £15.00 / $24.00
Tolkien's Heroic Quest
by Robert Rorabeck
J.R.R. Tolkien was above all else a philologist,
a scholarly and expert on the Anglo-Saxon corpus of poetry. Yet, it is
not Tolkien's scholarly work which he is primarily remembered for, but
his mainstream success with The Hobbit and to an even greater extent
Lord of The Rings. In actuality, Tolkien's scholarly analysis and Tolkien's
fiction and creations in the realm of faerie are not independent endeavors;
there is an intrinsic connection between his two realms of writing: Tolkien's
creative works owe a great debt to his insight into the areas of scholarly
study, specifically within his observations on the poem The Battle of
Maldon and the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Not only does Tolkien bring the literary flavor of these works into his
fictional creation, allowing his reader to transcend his time and inhabit
a pseudo-era like but much unlike the world of the Anglo-Saxon poems, Tolkien
also applies to his creative work his observations of ofermod within The
Battle of Maldon and the social/ moral distinction which he interprets
within Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
The encompassing claim of this study is that J.R.R. Tolkien operated as a social critic through his fictional writing, and that Tolkien's developing social criticism has its roots in his critical interpretations of The Battle of Maldon and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
J.R.R. Tolkien was primarily concerned with the elevation of man-made social systems over a divine and moral law, and he worked to deconstruct such systems as dangerous and flawed ideology that would inevitably lead to the downfall of man. Tolkien's specific interpretations on the corpus of his study reflect directly back upon the heroics and social mechanics he creates for his fictional realm of Middle-earth. This claim is intended to underline the important relationship between Tolkien's scholarly study and creative endeavor in a way which has not yet been fully developed within the literary criticism on Tolkien.
230pp Bibliography, notes
ISBN 9781861712394 £15.00 / $24.00
The Lord of the Rings Movies: Pocket Guide
by Jeremy Mark Robinson
A Pocket Guide to the popular Lord
of the Rings movies movies, Hollywood’s live action version of J.R.R.
Tolkien’s 1954-55 book The Lord of the Rings, released in 2001,
2002 and 2003.
The book tells you everything you need to know about these very popular films, from writing the script through casting and financing, to shooting and performances, to visual effects, editing and theatrical distribution.
The pocket guide includes discussions of every single scene in the three movies, including the Special Extended Editions (some scenes are explored in great detail, as well as some key individual shots). There are sections on the all of the important differences between The Lord of the Rings book and the Hollywood movies (including numerous details), as well as a chapter exploring the additions and the omissions. Looks at behind the scenes stories, and also the critical response to the movies.
There are chapters on the visual effects, on the casting and key personnel of the movies, on the studio and the financing of the films, on the music and sound, and the marketing and release of the movies in 2001-2003 (including the home entertainment releases on DVD and video). There is also a chapter on the critical response to the movies.
There is also an appendix on other adaptions of J.R.R. Tolkien's books.
Includes bibliography, 63 illustrations,
appendices and notes. 496 pages.
PAPERBACK ISBN 9781861712790 £14.99 / $22.99
HARDBACK ISBN 9781861713780
£29.99 / $44.99
by L.M. Poole
Maurice Sendak is the widely acclaimed American children's book author and illustrator. This critical study focusses on his famous trilogy, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, as well as the early works and Sendak's superb depictions of Grimm's fairy tales in The Juniper Tree. Poole begins with a chapter on children's book illustration, in particular the treatment of fairy tales. Sendak's work is situated within the history of children's book illustration, and he is compared with many contemporary authors.
This new, special edition includes a new
introduction, a new bibliography and many more illustrations.
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