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Tales That Live Forever: The Brothers Grimm

In December 1812, two scholarly linguists published a collection of dark and sometimes violent folktales that would become a cornerstone of modern popular culture known as the Brothers Grimm.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm popularized the fairy tale with Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and many other famous stories. While the stories were not their own in origin, they selected tales with strong and enduring themes – love, hate, revenge, lessons – and transformed them into stories so appealing and accessible that anyone could relate and love them. Two hundred years after that collection, readers still remember and revel in the stories.

Celebrate the remarkable legacy of the Brothers Grimm.

Posted by on November 14, 2012.

Categories: antiquarian, children's book, collecting

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