Alphabe Thursday … G is for Grimm
Jakob (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) Grimm were German folklorists and linguists. They spent their lives gathering fairy tales of Europe as a cultural and academic research. However, they are best remembered as tellers of dark stories for children; such as Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel and Hansel and Grethel. It is suggested that Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm published in the 19th century was written in response to the Collection of Popular Tales written by Johan Karl August Musaus in 1787; published, Grimm points out for the literary salons and aristocratic audience. While his work was formed on the research on the national identity and therefore to be read and enjoyed by the common folk.
Images from Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm; Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ; translated by Lucy Crane and illustrated by Walter Crane.