Grimms' Tales for Young and Old: The Complete Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 27, 2011 - Fiction - 656 pages
For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems.
 
“The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice
 

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Contents

Translators Preface
1
The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
20
The Twelve Brothers
34
The Three Little Men in the Woods
49
The Three Snake Leaves
62
The Brave Little Tailor
77
Ashputtle Cinderella
90
The Singing Bone
104
The Castiron Stove
432
The Lazy Spinner
437
The Four Artful Brothers
439
Oneeye Twoeyes and Threeeyes
442
The Fair Katrinelya and Pif Paf Poltree
449
I32 The Fox and the Horse
450
The Shoes That Were Danced Through
452
The Six Servants
455

Clever Hans
118
The Tailor in Heaven
126
Mrs Foxs Wedding
141
Thumblings Travels
155
Old Sultan
169
Snow White
184
Darling Roland
198
The Two Brothers
215
Farmer Little
233
Bunny Rabbits Bride
249
The Wolf and the Man
264
The Fox and the Cat
267
The Carnation
268
Clever Gretel
272
The Old Man and His Grandson
274
The Water Nixie
275
8o The Death of the
276
Brother Scamp
277
Hans the Gambler
285
Hans in Luck
287
Hans Gets Married
291
The Golden Children
293
The Fox and the Geese
297
The Lilting Leaping Lark
301
The Goose Girl
306
The Young Giant 3 11
313
The Gnome
317
The King of the Golden Mountain
321
The Raven
326
The Peasants Clever Daughter
330
Old Hildebrand
333
The Three Little Birds
336
The Water of Life
339
Dr Knowitall
344
The Spirit in the Bottle
346
IOO The Devils Grimy Brother
349
iOl Bearskin
352
I02 The Kinglet and the Bear
356
The Sweet Porridge
358
IO4 Wise Folk
359
Friendly Animals Three Tales
362
The Millers Drudge and the Cat
364
The Two Traveling Companions
367
Hans My Hedgehog
375
The Shroud
379
O The Jew in the Brambles
380
The Hunter
384
i2 The Flail from Heaven
388
The Prince and the Princess
389
14 The Clever Little Tailor
396
The Bright Sun Will Bring It to Light
398
The Blue Light
400
The Naughty Child
403
The Three Surgeons
404
The Seven Swabians
406
The Three Journeymen
409
The Prince Who Feared Nothing
412
I22 The Donkey Lettuce
416
The Old Woman in the Forest
421
The Three Brothers
423
The Devil and His Grandmother
425
Faithful Ferdinand and Faithless Ferdinand
428
I35 The White Bride and the Black Bride
461
Iron Hans
465
The Three Black Princesses
471
Knoist and His Three Sons
473
The Girl from Brakel
474
I41 The Lamb and the Fish
475
Simeli Mountain
477
I43 Traveling
479
144 The Donkey
480
I45 The Ungrateful Son 146 The Turnip
483
I47 The Fires of Youth
486
The Lords Animals and the Devils
487
The Beam
488
The Old Beggarwoman
489
The Three Lazy Sons
490
The Shepherd Boy
493
The Star Talers
494
I54 The Stolen Pennies
495
I55 Choosing a Bride
496
A Sparrow and His Four Sons
497
The Tale of Cockadoodle
499
The Ditmarsh Tale of Lies
500
16o A Riddling Tale
501
The Wise Servant
506
The Glass Coffin
507
Lazy Heinz
512
The Griffin
514
Hefty Hans
520
The Poor Peasant in Heaven
525
Skinny Lisa
526
The House in the Forest
527
17o Sharing Joys and Sorrows
532
The Hedge King
533
The Flounder
535
The Bittern and the Hoopoe
536
The Owl
537
The Moon
539
Three Score and Ten
541
The Messengers of Death
542
Master Stitchum
544
The Goose Girl at the Spring
547
18o Eves Unequal Children
555
The Nixie of the Pond
557
The Gifts of the Little Folk
561
The Giant and the Tailor
563
The Nail
565
The Poor Boy in the Grave
566
The True Bride
569
The Hare and the Hedgehog
574
The Spindle the Shuttle and the Needle
577
The Peasant and the Devil
580
The Crumbs on the Table
581
The Master Thief
584
The Drummer
590
The Ear of Wheat
598
The Grave Mound
599
Old Rinkrank
602
The Crystal Ball
604
I99 The Buffalohide Boots 6 1
611
The Twelve Apostles
618
Marys Glass
624
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Ralph Manheim was a highly acclaimed, prize-winning translator of major German and French works, including books by Hitler, Proust, Brecht, and Grass. Mr. Manheim won a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" award in 1983. He also won honors from PEN, a National Book Award, a prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He died in 1992 at the age of 85.
 
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together specialized in collecting and publishing folklore during the 19th century. They were among the best-known storytellers of folk tales, and popularized stories such as “Cindrella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Snow White.”

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