Titel: Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Förlag: Scolar Press
Bandtyp: Häftad (två volymer i en box)
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Grimms’ Fairy Tales is a charming edition of one of the best-known collections of children’s stories of all times. Peter Carter brings a novelist’s flair for narrative pace and vivid imagery to these familiar tales while remaining faithful to the spirit and tone of the original orally transmitted stories. The authentic rhythm of spoken English is captured in Carter’s clear and resonant style.
All the favorite characters are here – Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood–along with others less well-known in gripping tales such as The Singing Bone and The Carrion Crows. Haunting and powerful, sad and humorous, these stories remain as fresh and fascinating as the first day they were told.
The Brothers Grimm were early 19th century writers best known for their fairy tales coming from Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic origins. By 1807 there was a growing interest in German folk tales. The Grim brothers were academics who invited friends to their home and asked them to relate stories they had heard. They soon published their first collection of tales and from there several more volumes followed. Included in this collection are Hansel and Gretel, Briar Rose, The Fisherman and His Wife, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltshin, Tom Thumb and many more. These stories are a delight to read and will rekindle up many childhood memories as they are reread.