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Since their first publication in 1812, Grimm's Fairy Tales have proven to be an enduring feature of Western literature. The stories have been translated into over 100 languages worldwide, and their influence has cast its spell on many film makers, as well. The stories were collected from traditional storytellers from around Germany, usually women, and the motivation to collect them grew out of the wave of romantic nationalism of the early 19th century. The Brothers Grimm aided this post-Napoleonic nationalist revival with their folklore collection, driven by the conviction that a national identity was to be found among the common people. Thus, from among the common German folk, and as a reflection of German cultural identity, these ancient stories were collected and published. Today, we celebrate these fairy tales for their magic, energy, imagination, vivid narration, mythic power, and unforgettable, stereotypical characters. These are timeless fables for the young and the young at heart. For those who wish to read along, this recording is taken from the illustrated Louis Rhead edition of 1917, available at Amazon.

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loved it

It was awesome to listen to these stories in their true form. Narration was perfect

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Music is a bit distracting

The music doesn't seem to fit with the stories. The stories are the same though.

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My dogs loved it. Calmimg.

Calming. used this audio to calm my dogs, both at night and when they were alone. Amazing results; they slept thr UK through the night. T For children, the stories are lessons that can teach them how to behave towards others through stories they can relate to. Principles -

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Fantastical!

Fantastic story's, total classics come to life again. I love Grimm tales, the narrator is fantastic with a relaxing voice, so get ur coco and snuggle up and enjoy these classics fabulous story's, xxxx

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