Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

ebook: Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

Sprache - Englisch

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Household Tales by Brothers Grimm is a collection of children's fables by the legendary Grimm brothers. Contents: The Frog King, or Iron Henry, Cat and Mouse in Partnership, Our Lady's Child, The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids and many other timeless classics.

About the Author

Jacob Grimm (1785–1863) was a seminal figure in the development of folklore studies and German philology. Alongside his brother Wilhelm, he is most renowned for the collection of tales known as 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' or 'Household Tales by Brothers Grimm' ('Kinder- und Hausmärchen'), which achieved widespread acclaim and have been translated into over 100 languages. Jacob, the elder of the two, was born on January 4, 1785, in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel. Apart from being a part of the duo that captured the fables and folklore of Europe, he was also a committed linguist and philologist. He penned works such as 'Deutsche Grammatik' (German Grammar), which laid the groundwork for the study of Germanic languages and historical analysis of their development. His contributions to the area included scholarly examinations of myths and the connection between language and culture. Together with his brother, Jacob sought to preserve the German storytelling tradition, and their collective work delved into themes of morality, tradition, and cultural identity. Their tales were characterized by a mix of enchantment and darkness, often reflecting the complexity of the human experience. Jacob Grimm's meticulous approach to gathering and annotating these tales ensured their enduring legacy. His contributions have left an indelible mark on children's literature, cultural studies, and the appreciation of folklore across the world.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 650 Pages

Filesize: 1020.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547021483