Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Charles Folkard
This edition of the ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Charles Folkard’ was originally published in 1911, and contains fifty-six of the Brothers Grimm’s classic stories. The narratives include the famed tales of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Tom Thumb’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ and many more. They are all beautifully illustrated by Charles Folkard – in both colour, and black and white. Folkard (1878 – 1963) was a celebrated British illustrator, known for creating ‘Teddy Tail’, a popular cartoon character who rain in the Daily Mail newspapers for decades. He is also renowned for his illustrations for Arabian Nights, Aesop’s Fables, Pinocchio – and of course – the Brothers Grimm.
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.