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Jacob Grimm - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Jacob Grimm

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Jacob Grimm, author of folklore books including Children's and Household Tales (Grimm's Fairty Tales) (also Jakob Grimm); nineteenth century German Literature
Jacob Grimm   (1785 - 1863)
 
Category:  Germany Literature
 
Born:  January 4, 1785
Hanau, Germany
 
Died:  September 20, 1863
Berlin, Germany
 
Related authors:
Hans Christian Andersen
 
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Jacob Grimm - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/4/1785     Hard Facts of Grimms' Tales
On this day in 1785 Jacob Grimm was born in Hanau, Germany. In The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales (1987), Maria Tatar states that adults who read the original, unexpurgated tales today should be ready for "graphic descriptions of murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide and incest. . . ."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Grimms' Fairy Tales
children
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Brothers Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy
by Donald R. Hettinga
biography
 
The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales
by Maria Tatar
non-fiction
 
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Grimm Brothers' Home Page
This comprehensive academic website offers a chronology of events in the brothers' lives, a bibliography, electronic texts, and links to websites offering studies of specific tales, biographical information, and other guides and resources. Find texts and commentary for "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Changelings," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," "Beauty and the Beast," "Rumpelstilzchen" and other works from Tales Collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Guardians of the Fairy Tale: The Brothers Grimm
An article from National Geographic chronicles the lives of the brothers, with particular attention to their writing careers, and the development and influence of their works. Also audio recordings of "The Bremen Town-Musicians," "Cinderella," "The Frog King," and "The Seven Ravens."

"Their crystalline fairy-tale style--the Grimms extensively edited and rewrote drafts of the narratives--has influenced generations of children's writers and paved the way for other masters of the genre, from Hans Christian Andersen to Maurice Sendak. But the Grimms' stories do not speak only to the young. 'The age for hearing these fairy tales is three years to death,' says Elfriede Kleinhans, a professional storyteller in Germany. 'Our world can seem so technical and cold. All of us need these stories to warm our souls.'"
Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of different editions of the stories, including Fairy Tales and Household Tales.
Tales Collected by the Brothers Grimm
Find over 200 stories from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation of the Grimm tales, which closely match the language and spirit of the original German texts (note: these are not the modern Disney stories). Includes "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," "Clever Hans," "Rumpelstiltskin," "The Golden Goose," "The Willow-Wren," "Iron John," and other works.
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