The Gruesome Grimm Brothers

Fasching Mask, Black Forest

We already know that lots of the stories Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected were far more disturbing in earlier additions, but what if they had never truly been decoded?  Only Libby’s vintage, Grimm brothers’ book will ever know, but at least we’ve got some English versions that aren’t quite as squeaky clean.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first collection of 86 tales back in 1812!  They traveled all around Germany, speaking to people who told them stories that had never before been written down.   Their journey in life, starting with their birthplace in Hanau to the towns the visited (like Bremen, the site of the Bremen Town Musicians), forms a route we now know as The Fairy Tale Road!

 

 

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