Grimms' Fairy Tales

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For the past two centuries these delightful stories, gathered together and written down by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, have entertained and frightened children and adults alike. The lives of Tom Thumb, Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin and the Frog Prince form part of our common heritage: they stimulate the imagination and the heart, and linger at the back of our minds for a lifetime. They are funny, disturbing, wise and compassionate. They speak of joy and terror, happiness and revenge, love and violence.

Arthur Rackham's masterly illustrations have all been hand-coloured by Barbara Frith, one of Britain's leading colourists.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

About Brothers Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born during the 1780s in Hanau, Germany, and studied law at Marburg university. After leaving education, they worked as diplomats and librarians in Kassel. In 1837 they were dismissed from their professorships at the University of Göttingen for refusing to swear allegiance to the new King of Hanover, but were later invited to join the Academy in Berlin, by Frederick William IV of Prussia, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Individually, and as a collaborative team, the brothers were two of the greatest scholars that Germany has produced. Aside from their folktales, they produced many different volumes of research, as well as anthologies of verse and song, and two of Germany's most important linguistic texts, the Deutsche Grammatik (German grammar) and the Deutsche Wörterbuch (German dictionary). Wilhelm died in 1859, at the age of 73, and Jacob died in 1863, at the age of 78.

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Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Anna Karenina
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Frankenstein
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The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
Tales and Poems
Tales and Poems
Walden
Walden
Dubliners
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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Irish Ghost Stories
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Best Fairy Tales
Best Fairy Tales
The Way Through the Woods
The Way Through the Woods
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Peter Pan
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
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Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
The Prophet
The Prophet
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Dracula
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Classic Locked Room Mysteries
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
The Water-Babies
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Doctor Thorne
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
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A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Persuasion
Persuasion
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Emma
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Heidi
Heidi
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Our Man in Havana
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