Grimm's Household Tales

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Distributed for British Library

Illustrated by Mervyn Peake
303 pages | 5 color plates, 60 halftones | 6 1/2 x 8 | © 1946, 2011
Cloth $22.50 ISBN: 9780712358583 Published July 2012 For sale in North and South America only

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859), began collecting folklore in 1806 in response to a renewed German interest in the subject. Their first collection of fairy tales, Children’s and Household Tales, was published in 1812, forever popularizing such stories as “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” and “Snow White.”
           
Mervyn Peake’s illustrated edition of the Grimms’ Household Tales was originally published in 1946, and this is the first time it has been made available since then with the original color illustrations. Like the Grimms’ stories, Peake’s illustrations combine the comic and the sinister and evoke a strong sense of childhood fear and humor. Stories by the Grimms remain wildly popular to this day, and this beautiful edition contains many old favorites such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Snow White,” and “Cinderella,” as well as a number of less familiar tales. Complementing the stories and illustrations is an introduction by novelist Sarah Waters, a lifelong fan of Peake’s illustrations.

Catherine Ramsdell | PopMatters
“[T]he images (this is the first time since the original publication that all of Peake’s color illustrations have been included) provide an excellent excuse for obtaining a new copy of this classic.”
Sarah Waters
“One of my most treasured possessions. The illustrations by Mervyn Peake complement the stories perfectly. His lovely, eccentric, unsettling images are part of what has always made the book special to me.”
Contents
Introduction by Sarah Waters

The Three Sons of Fortune
The Nose-Tree
The Good Bargain
The Pack of Ragamuffins
The Seven Ravens
Old Sultan
The Mouse, The Bird and the Sausage
The Little Peasant
The Bremen Town-Musicians
Mother Holle
The Elves. I and II
Hans and His Wife Grettel
The Queen Bee
Clever Grettel
King Thrushbeard
Our Lady's Child
Rumpelstiltskin
The Hut in the Forest
The Little Folk's Presents
Hans Married
The Twelve Huntsmen
Frederick and Catherine
Cat and Mouse in Partnership
The Golden Bird
The Rogue and His Master
The Many-Furred Creature
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
Brother and Sister
The Turnip
The Peasant's Wise Daughter
Jorinda and Joringel
The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces
Hans in Luck
The Goose-Girl
The Three Feathers
The Poor Man and the Rich Man
The Golden Goose
The Peasant and the Devil
The Dog and the Sparrow
Fritz and His Friends
The Valiant Little Tailor
The Tom-Tit and the Bear
Giant Golden-Beard
The Three Spinners
The White Snake
The Gold-Children
The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat
Little Briar-Rose
The Singing, Soaring Lark
The Grave-Mound
The Old Woman in the Wood
One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
Wise Folks
The White Bride and the Black One
The Jew Among Thorns
Faithful John
The Fox and the Horse
The Boots of Buffalo-Leather
Doctor Knowall
Master Pfriem
The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack
Two Sad Stories about Snakes
The Robber Bridegroom
The Master-Thief
Seven Little Stories:
    The Wise Servant
    Brides on their Trial
    Sweet Porridge
    A Riddling Tale
    Odds and Ends
    The Peasant in Heaven
    The Ear of Corn
The Four Skilful Brothers
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
Ashputtel, or Cinderella
The Golden Key
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