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Alphabe Thursday … G is for Grimm

January 3, 2013

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.  

grimm tales

grimes birds

grimm rapunzel

Images from Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm; Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ; translated by Lucy Crane and illustrated by Walter Crane.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2013 6:04 am

    I enjoyed all of the Grimm Fairy tales as a child but Sleeping Beauty was my favorite.

    • January 3, 2013 7:07 am

      Yes I agree! and Hansel and Gretel so cruel. Thank you for dropping by.

  2. January 13, 2013 10:03 pm

    I’ve not read the Almond Tree, but I will.

    I always liked Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

    Although, I think a few gave me nightmares!

    What a grand link for the letter G.


    • January 13, 2013 10:20 pm

      It will give you nightmares so best not tonight!! Although it has a happy ending! _/\_ x

    • February 8, 2013 8:50 pm

      Yes I looked they are brilliant; very daring The Brothers would approve!!!

      • apu permalink
        February 8, 2013 9:24 pm

        dear helen,

        thank you for your kind comments! I really appreciate it.

        take care!


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