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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the 1780s in Hanau, near Frankfurt in Hesse. They were among a family of nine children, six of whom survived infancy. During their early childhood, both their father and grandfather died, leaving the children and their mother to struggle in reduced circumstances. During their early twenties, the two brothers began linguistic and philological studies, which would culminate in both Grimm's Law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Their collections of tales became immensely popular, though the brothers' main goal was linguistic research. After running afoul of King Ernest Augustus I, the brothers were fired from their university posts and exiled. However, the next year, the two were invited to Berlin by the King of Prussia, and both settled there. Wilhelm died in 1859; his elder brother Jacob died in 1863.

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Author's Books

The Magical Wishing Fish

The Classic Grimm’s Tale of the Fisherman and His Wife

Hardback
$16.95

The Enchanted Nightingale

The Classic Grimm's Tale of Jorinda and Joringel

Hardback
$17.95
Hardback
$17.95

A Favourite Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and many more classic stories

Hardback
$16.95
Illustrated Treasuries Series

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories

Hardback
$24.95
Hardback
$14.95

Hansel and Gretel

A Grimm's Fairy Tale

Hardback
$17.95