The Annotated Brothers Grimm

The Annotated Brothers Grimm

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Children's Stories and Household Tales, this new edition includes classic stories such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and “Snow White” as well as six new entries, each with annotations exploring the tales' historical and cultural context. 10,000 first printing.

The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Forty of the most famous and celebrated stories from the Brothers Grimm translated and edited by a leading professor of folklore. Even after two hundred years, the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm remain among our most powerful stories. Their scenes of unsparing savagery and jaw-dropping beauty remind us that fairy tales, in all their simplicity, have the power to change us. With some of the most famous stories in world literature, including “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Snow White,” as well as some less well known stories like “The Seven Ravens,” this definitive collection promises to entrance readers with the strange and wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm. Maria Tatar’s engaging preface provides readers with the historical and cultural context to understand what these stories meant and their contemporary resonance. Fans of all ages will be drawn to this elegant and accessible collection of stories that have cast their magical spell over children and adults alike for generations.

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

Twenty-six classic fairy tales are supplemented by extensive literary, cultural, and historical commentary.

Cinderella's Gold Slipper

Spiritual Symbolism in the Grimms' Tales

Cinderella's Gold Slipper

"Samuel D. Fohr holds that the Grimms' tales are not just childish 'fairy tales', but are filled with spiritual symbolism, and as such have value for adults as well as children. Snow White, for example, is a story of creation and spiritual growth, and its message parallels Hindu and Judaic creation myths. Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella both portray the journey back to God. Fohr also looks at recurring themes in the stories, and answers such questions as: Why are giants always evil and dwarves always good? What is the symbolic significance of the hungry wolf who appears in many stories? Exactly what are genies, and why are they always trapped in bottles? A delightful but serious examination of cherished stories, this book reveals new meaning in familiar tales. Also included is an extensive bibliography and an Appendix on the authenticity of the Grimms' tales."--Publisher's description.

Grimm Legacies

The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Grimm Legacies

In Grimm Legacies, esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world—the fairy tale. Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to discover and preserve a rich abundance of stories emanating from an oral tradition, and encouraged friends, colleagues, and strangers to gather and share these tales. As a result, hundreds of thousands of wonderful folk and fairy tales poured into books throughout Europe and have kept coming. Zipes looks at the transformation of the Grimms' tales into children's literature, the Americanization of the tales, the "Grimm" aspects of contemporary tales, and the tales' utopian impulses. He shows that the Grimms were not the first scholars to turn their attention to folk tales, but were vital in expanding readership and setting the high standards for folk-tale collecting that continue through the current era. Zipes concludes with a look at contemporary adaptations of the tales and raises questions about authenticity, target audience, and consumerism. With erudition and verve, Grimm Legacies examines the lasting universal influence of two brothers and their collected tales on today's storytelling world.

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen

In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmarks "perfect wizard" and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults. Lushly illustrated with more than 150 rare images, this edition will captivate readers.

The Classic Fairy Tales

Texts, Criticism

The Classic Fairy Tales

Focusing on six types of tales in variants from around the world, essays explore the genre, cultural implications, and critical history.

The Annotated Books Set

The Annotated Books Set

A complete set to date of the acclaimed, bestselling, definitive editions of literature's great classics: Norton's Annotated Books series.

The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales

The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales

An international team of scholars explores the historical origins, cultural dissemination and continuing literary and psychological power of fairy tales.