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Folklore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen (Harvard Classics, #17)

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1909. Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelo 1909. Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelous knack of entertaining children by repeating old folk tales of the type collected by Grimm; and his success in this led him on to attempt inventing new ones.


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1909. Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelo 1909. Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelous knack of entertaining children by repeating old folk tales of the type collected by Grimm; and his success in this led him on to attempt inventing new ones.

55 review for Folklore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen (Harvard Classics, #17)

  1. 4 out of 5

    David Redden

    I read many of these as a kid, but they were dumbed down and easier to read. Here the prose is pretty. I particularly enjoyed the stories written by Andersen. He could really pack a lot of action and imagery into a sentence. The originals vary pretty significantly from the Disney movies made out of them. I read The Little Sea-Maid (Mermaid) to my two youngest, and about two paragraphs from the end when the Mermaid chooses to die and turn to sea foam over murdering the prince, my 6-year-old daugh I read many of these as a kid, but they were dumbed down and easier to read. Here the prose is pretty. I particularly enjoyed the stories written by Andersen. He could really pack a lot of action and imagery into a sentence. The originals vary pretty significantly from the Disney movies made out of them. I read The Little Sea-Maid (Mermaid) to my two youngest, and about two paragraphs from the end when the Mermaid chooses to die and turn to sea foam over murdering the prince, my 6-year-old daughter cried inconsolably for about 10 minutes. She finally let me finish, and we had a nice conversation about hard choices and how really everything turned out okay.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I read these a few pages a day - fun!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    I found this book in one the areas I served in during the course of my LDS mission in Kentucky. This was originally apartment treasure when I found it, and then I decided to take it with me until I was able to return home at the end of my two-year mission.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Merriman

    2.5 Originally, I was very interested in this book. It was incredibly interesting to see some of the differences between the original fairy tales and the well known Disney type stories. I whipped right through the Aesop's fables section, along with the first half of Grimm's fairy tales. After that, I began to lose steam. I became less interested in finding differences because I no longer knew any of the stories. It took me about six months to finish this book. I could not focus on just this book 2.5 Originally, I was very interested in this book. It was incredibly interesting to see some of the differences between the original fairy tales and the well known Disney type stories. I whipped right through the Aesop's fables section, along with the first half of Grimm's fairy tales. After that, I began to lose steam. I became less interested in finding differences because I no longer knew any of the stories. It took me about six months to finish this book. I could not focus on just this book, I was always reading at least one or two others. This(obviously) slowed me down a great deal. I feel like I should have put it down and eventually given up. I didn't, and I'm not sure why.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pastor Greg

    Some of these are great stories most readers will recognize from childhood storytime, cartoons, movies, etc. And some of these are HORRIBLE. Less than half of this book was enjoyable. But that's my opinion. Give it a try... because if you don't, you will miss hundreds (possibly thousands) of references to these stories in everyday conversation, speeches, movies, books... life. That's why you read things like this. Some of these are great stories most readers will recognize from childhood storytime, cartoons, movies, etc. And some of these are HORRIBLE. Less than half of this book was enjoyable. But that's my opinion. Give it a try... because if you don't, you will miss hundreds (possibly thousands) of references to these stories in everyday conversation, speeches, movies, books... life. That's why you read things like this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    J.H. Everett

    It is wonderful to revisit this collection. It reminds me just how much things have been adapted and changed from the original written versions of these works. More importantly, it reminds me just how pliable these story structures are when creative people get a hold of them. There are infinite possibilities in folklore and mythology.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Reichen

    Good selection of each of greatest fairytale authors.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Katie (ReadiculousGirl)

    I really enjoyed the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales! I really enjoyed the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mulhollandj

  10. 4 out of 5

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