Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
This Folio edition, a facsimile of the British edition of 1909, contains sixty of The Brothers Grimm's most famous tales, including 'Snow White', Hansel and Gretel' and 'Red Riding Hood'.
'I will give you three days,' said he, 'and if within that time you discover my name you shall keep the child'
It is curious to think that we owe so many of our best-loved fairy tales - from 'The Frog Prince' to 'Rapunzel' - to the scholarship of two German brothers in the 19th century.
The Brothers Grimm collected some 200 traditional tales of Northern Europe that might very well otherwise have been lost to us. This Folio edition contains sixty of the most famous, including 'Snow White', Hansel and Gretel' and 'Red Riding Hood'.
Their influence cannot be overstated; W. H. Auden considered them founding texts of Western culture: 'It is hardly too much to say that these tales rank next to the Bible in importance'. Illustrated with Arthur Rackham's exquisite pictures, these stories will forever be associated with fairy magic.
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Review by anon on 26th Jan 2016
"i brought this for my husband who had wanted a copy for a long time but i could not find one that would do it justice until now, the folio society's edition is wonderfully made and the illustrations b..." [read more]
Review by anon on 1st Jun 2015
"This is a wonderful edition and I hope they bring it back into print soon as I would like to purchase add'l copies for friends with kids"
Review by Shaun2307 on 4th Jan 2015
"One of the most exquisitely beautiful books I own. It is a true pleasure beholding it on my book shelf, as well as reading the wonderful fairy tales contained within. A magnificent edition. "