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BROTHERS GRIMM
 
 

German Popular Stories

Brothers Grimm

Adapted by Edgar Taylor. Edited by Jack Zipes

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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

CONTENTS
 

A Note On the Text
Introduction: German Popular Stories as Revolutionary Book by Jack Zipes
A Note On the Illustrator George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

TALES

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)
7 Rose-Bud
Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty)
8 Tom Thumb
Daumesdick (Thumbling)
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)
16 King-Grisly-Beard
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)
18 Snow-Drop
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,
Springing Lark)
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
Iron Heinrich)
30 The Fox and the Horse
Der Fuchs und das Pferd (The Fox and the Horse)
31 Rumpel-Stilts-Kin
Rumpelstilzchen (Rumpelstilktskin)
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)
35 Ashputtel
Aschenputtel (Cinderella)
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)
38 Pee-wit
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)
49 Cat-Skin
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
Fundvogel (Foundling)
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)

Notes

APPENDICES

Appendix A
Introduction to 1868 Edition of German Popular Stories by John Ruskin
Appendix B
Sir Walter Scott’s 1823 Letter to Edgar Taylor
Appendix C
Edgar Taylor’s 1823 Correspondence with the Brothers Grimm
Appendix D
Gammer Grethel: Who She Was and What She Did
Frontispiece and Title Page of Edgar Taylor’s Gammer
Grethel (1839)
Edgar Taylor’s Preface to Gammer Grethel
Appendix E
R. Meek’s Introduction to the 1876 Edition of Grimm’s
Goblins. Grimm’s Household Stories

Bibliography
 
 

To read a story from German Popular Stories, click here
 
 
 
 

The Brothers Grimm by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, 1855







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.
 
 
 

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Beauties, Beasts and Enchantment


Classic French Fairy Tales
 

Translated with an Introduction by Jack Zipes

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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.

 
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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.
 
 

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