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  1. The 1810  Grimm  Manuscripts: The First Complete English Translation of the 1810 Handwritten Manuscripts  The Beginnings of the  Kinder-  und Hausmärchen  Children's and Household Tales
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  2. The 1810 Grimm Manuscripts: The First Complete English Translation of the 1810 Handwritten Manuscripts The Beginnings of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen Children's and Household Tales

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Before the Brothers Grimm published their now world famous "Childrens and Household Tales" in 1812, they had sent their manuscript containing approximately 51 tales to their friend Clemens Brentano, who also wanted to publish children’s tales. The brothers asked him to return their manuscript when he was finished with it, but he never did. While they went on to publish their tales, their own copies of the original manuscripts for the first volume of the tales do not exist anymore. By accident or fortunate circumstance, the manuscript they sent to Brentano survived and can be read today. “The 1810 Grimm Manuscripts” is the first English language translation of the Grimms “Kinder und Hausmärchen” as they were in the Fall of 1810. It is the first written documentation of the tales as the brothers heard and saw them. It shows the very first written documentation of the Grimms versions of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Frog King and many other tales. The book contains several never before (in English) published texts written down by the Grimms as well as several translations of related texts: a new translation of a text from 1790 - "The Märchen of Franfreluschens Head," "The Moon and His Mother," "The Old Witch" and other unknown tales. The 1810 texts are presented along with the version published in 1812, including all relevant material from the appendix for easy comparison. An extensive section of Notes and Comments is also included at the end of each of the texts explaining the old and unusual words, writing styles, other similar tales from around the world and much other interesting information related to the tales.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Oliver Loo carries the Grimm tradition with the fervency and faithfulness of a true historian holding high the torch of literary history as it was written.
I feel fortunate as a non German speaking reader to be able to study the first drafted Grimm fairy tales this closely and honestly.
Loo's 1810 Original Grimm Manuscripts make you feel as though you were the one rummaging through the old monastery library to discover the dead scrolls of fairytale firsthand.
The original transcript photographs included make you feel the authenticity, like you could reach out and touch the watermarks and admire the craftsmanship of both the specially selected hand made paper, the quick lively scrawl of Jacob and the calculated deliberate writings of Wilhelm. The wealth of historical fact is simply delicious. Admiring the 14th century roots and backgrounds of the stories original tellers, the oral traditions and families involved felt like cradling the first magic spark that sent... Read more
What wonderful exposure to some of the origins of the Tales. I understand better why they are now as they are.
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