Author(s): Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Originally entitled Children's and Household Tales, Grimm's Fairy Tales were first published by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early nineteenth century. This hardback gift edition contains seven stories: 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin', 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Tom Thumb', 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', and 'Little Red Riding Hood'. This edition also includes an 'About the Tales' section to help put the stories in context. Handsome princes and princesses, wicked witches and step-mothers, benevolent kings and fortune seekers abound among the stories that were collected from all over Germany in the folklore tradition. But no matter what the moral of the story, good always triumphs over evil.