Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm stories with this lavish volume now richly expanded for a brand new generation.
Publication of the Grimms’ Children’s Stories and Household Tales in 1812 brought the good European oral people tradition into print for the primary time. The Annotated Brothers Grimm returns in a deluxe and augmented 200th-anniversary edition commemorating that landmark event. Adding to such favorites as “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” and “Rapunzel,” Maria Tatar includes six new entries, among them “Four Clever Brothers,” “The Water of Life,” “The White Snake,” and “The Old Man and His Grandson.” The expanded edition options an enhanced choice of illustrations, many in color, by mythical artists such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural context, and psychological effects of the tales; and a biographical essay on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. A perennial favorite within the acclaimed Norton Annotated series, this magnificent volume will draw both kids and adults into the enchanting global of fairy tales. 75 color, 75 black-and-white illustrations