Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Selected and Illustrated by Elenore Abbott
This edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales contains thirty-six tales, selected by Elenore Abbott and decorated with her stunning colour, and black-and-white illustrations. Included, are such well-known and loved stories as ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Valiant Little Tailor’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Snow White’, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, ‘The Shoes Which Were Danced to Pieces’ and ‘Briar Rose’. The skilfully coloured images further refine the enchantingly simple story telling – all presented together in this text. It is a book to be enjoyed by both young and old, a beautiful example of literary and artistic endeavour.
The Brothers Grimm (or 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 the ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ has endured well; they have been translated into more than 100 languages, and remain in print in the present day.