Fairy Tales From Grimm – Illustrated by Gordon Browne
This collection of ‘Fairy Tales from Grimm’ contains forty-five of their best-known stories, beautifully illustrated throughout, by Gordon Browne. It includes the narratives of ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘The Valiant Little Tailor’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, and many more.
Gordon Browne (1858 – 1932), was an English artist and children’s book illustrator, working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He was one of Britain’s most prolific illustrators, with his work appearing in newspapers, magazines, and many children’s books. His watercolour and pen-and-ink drawings further refine and elucidate the Brothers Grimm’s masterful storytelling.
The Brothers Grimm are perhaps the best known folklorists of all time. Die Brüder Grimm; Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors – who together specialized in collecting and publishing folklore during the nineteenth century. The popularity of their collected tales has endured well; they have been translated into more than 100 languages, and remain in print in the present day. This is a text to be appreciated by young and old alike; extraordinary for its literary as well as artistic significance.