Grimms Complete Fairy Tales collects more than two hundred tales set down by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early decades of the nineteenth century, among them some of the best-loved and most famous fairy tales in all literature: Little Red Riding Hood, Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Tom Thumb. Derived from folk tales that had been part of the oral storytelling tradition for centuries, these stories are acknowledged as literary landmarks that transcend their time and culture. This edition also features ten rarely seen “Children’s Legends” and the full-color artwork of Arthur Rackham.
<p>Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was described by <em>The London Times</em> as “one of the most eminent book illustrators of his day” with “ a special place in the hearts of children.” He was a prominent British illustrator of many classic children’s books from <em>The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm </em>to <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> to <em>Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen</em> and dozens more. His illustrations from the 1919 edition of <em>Cinderella</em> are timeless examples of his unique and beautiful watercolor sillouettes. </p>