Originally collected from German peasantry in the early 1800's, Grimm's Fairy Tales are known and adored the world over: Hansel and Grethel, Snow White, Red Riding Hood and the Sleeping Beauty are all part of everyone's childhood. Their numerous iterations in fiction, theatre and latterly in cinema and cartoon formats have made them even more widely appreciated, but all such spin-offs have altered or edited the original tales, sometimes beyond recognition.
This new Aziloth edition re-unites the reader with Grimm's original characters. We meet the true Snow-White and Sleeping Beauty, and come face to face with cruel stepmothers, strange beasts and jealous queens in full-blooded tales of danger, wickedness and shining virtue. Children are naturally attracted to such powerful parables which, while delighting their young minds with magic spells, wizards and giants, effortlessly teach them invaluable life lessons distilled from generations past. As Professor Joseph Campbell so aptly said " The folk tale is the picture-language of the soul".
All 209 tales from the original publication are included, plus 10 'Children's Legends', and the book's appeal is further enhanced with 29 illustrations by the incomparable Arthur Rackham, 23 of which are full page spreads.