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Household Tales

Jacob Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm


When it was first published in 1812 as Children’s and Household Tales, this collection of Germanic fairy tales contained eighty-six stories and was criticized because, despite the name, it wasn’t particularly well-suited to children. Over the next forty-five years, stories were added, removed, and modified until the final seventh edition was published in 1857, containing 210 fairy tales. Today, the book is commonly referred to as Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

These fairy tales include well-known characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, as well as many more that never became quite as popular. Over the years, these stories have been translated, retold, and adapted to many different media.

This is a collection of Margaret Hunt’s 1884 English translation, originally published in two volumes.

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