A curated bibliography of Grimms' Fairy Tales illustrations. The two beloved Grimm tales, along with the Cornish folk classic Jack the Giant-Killer, charmingly retold by James Donnelly and illustrated by. TOLKIEN'S BOOKSHELF #10 GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES - ILLUSTRATED In his essay 'On Fairy Stories', Tolkien made specific mention of the brothers Grimm.


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University of Marburg was a small, person university where most students were more interested in activities than schooling. Most of the students received stipends even though they were the richest in the state.

The Grimms did not receive any stipends because of their social standing; however, they grimms fairy tales illustrated not upset by it since it kept the distractions away.

Wilhelm joined Jacob at the university, and Jacob drew the attention of Professor Friedrich Carl von Savignyfounder of its historical school of law. He became a huge personal and professional influence on the brothers.


Grimms fairy tales illustrated their time at university, the brothers became quite close with Savigny and were able to use his personal library as they became very interested in German law, history, and folklore. Savigny asked Jacob to join him in Paris as an assistant and Jacob went with him for a year.

Illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales

While he was gone, Wilhelm became very interested in German literature and started collecting books. Once Jacob returned to Kassel inhe decided to quit studying law and instead spent his full efforts grimms fairy tales illustrated German literature.


While Jacob studied literature and took care of their siblings, Wilhelm received his degree in law at Marburg. From tothe Grimms fairy tales illustrated family had barely enough money to properly feed and clothe themselves.

During this time, Jacob and Wilhelm were concerned about the stability of the family. Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano were good friends of the brothers and wanted grimms fairy tales illustrated publish folk tales, so they asked the brothers to collect oral tales for publication.

Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Grimms collected many old books and asked friends and acquaintances in Kassel to tell tales and to gather stories from others. Jacob and Wilhelm sought to collect these stories in order to write a history of old German Poesie and to preserve history.

For the second edition, two volumes were issued in and a third grimms fairy tales illustratedtotaling tales. The third edition appeared in ; fourth edition, ; fifth edition, ; sixth edition, ; seventh edition, Stories were added, and also subtracted, from one edition to the next, until the seventh held tales.

All editions grimms fairy tales illustrated extensively illustrated, first by Philipp Grot Johann and, after his death inby German illustrator Robert Leinweber.

Brothers Grimm's Complete Grimm Fairy Tales Hardcover Illustrated Arthur Rackham

After the first book was published inthey began their second volume, German Legendswhich was published in This was one year after their publication of the German Legends.

Inthe Brothers published their Kleine Ausgabe or "small edition", a selection of 50 tales designed for child readers. This children's version went through ten editions between and The wolf eats the grandmother grimms fairy tales illustrated puts on her clothes.

When Little Red gets there she finds the wolf disguised as the grandmother in her bed. grimms fairy tales illustrated

An Illustrated Grimms' Fairy Tales Bibliography

He cuts the wolf open, setting grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood free. Farmers paid the wolf to work in fields as a scarecrow because he made so much noise.

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Little Red Riding Hood learned her lesson not stray from the path and not to talk to strangers.