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Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Grimm Brothers

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales is a collection of German fairy tales.

Source: Edwardes, M., Taylor, E., trans. (1905). Grimm's Fairy Tales. New York: Maynard, Merrill, & Co.

The Golden Bird
The king's three sons pursue the rare golden bird.
Hans In Luck
Hans travels home to see his mother.
Jorinda and Jorindel
Jorindel must rescue his bride to be from the spell of a fairy.
The Travelling Musicians
A group of displace animals successfully defend themselves against robbers.
Old Sultan
An old dog ingratiates himself to his master, hoping to avoid a dire fate.
The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
Having escaped death, three new friends attempt to make a getaway.
Briar Rose
An enchanted princess must be saved by a prince.
The Dog and the Sparrow
A sparrow takes vengeance on a malicious waggoner.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
A king attempts to discover the secret of his daughter's worn shoes.
The Fisherman and His Wife
A fisherman and his wife encounter a magical fish.
The Willow-Wren and the Bear
The Bear's insult causes a war between the wing and four-legged creatures of the forest.
The Frog-Prince
A spoiled princess befriends an enchanted frog.
Cat and Mouse in Partnership
A cat and mouse decide to work together.
The Goose-Girl
A betrothed princess is betrayed by her waiting maid.
The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet
A rooster fears that his dreams will come true.
Rapunzel
An enchanted maiden awaits the arrival of her suitor.
Fundevogel
Fundevogel and Lina avoid peril at the hands of an evil witch.
The Valiant Little Tailor
By using his wits, a tailor achieves success.
Hansel and Gretel
Two abandoned children battle an evil witch.
The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage
The mouse, the bird and the sausage find their peaceful existence interrupted.
Mother Holle
A young girl's good deeds bring her rewards, whereas her stepsister's laziness results in a life of ugliness.
Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood)
Little Red-Cap travels through the dangerous forest to visit her grandmother.
The Robber Bridegroom
A young woman learns some unsettling things about her soon to be husband.
Tom Thumb
A young man no larger than a thumb experiences man great adventures.
Rumpelstiltskin
A miller's lie forces his daughter to make a deal with an evil dwarf in order to avoid execution.
Clever Gretel
Gretel uses her wits in order to avoid punishment.
The Old Man and His Grandson
A couple's treatment of an aging relative changes after a comment by their son.
The Little Peasant
A poor peasant becomes a rich man.
Frederick and Catherine
A group of thieves are stopped by Frederick and Catherine's actions.
Sweetheart Roland
A witch plots against her stepdaughter.
Snowdrop
An evil queen is jealous of her stepdaughter's beauty.
The Pink
A queen's prayers are answered, but is betrayed by her cook.
Clever Elsie
Elsie attempts to impress her husband causes her much trouble.
The Miser in the Bush
After working for a miserly farmer, a servant has three wishes granted.
Ashputtel
A young woman's father remarries after the death of his wife.
The White Snake
A servant uses his newfound power to proves his innocence.
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
A mother goat rescues her children from a hungry wolf.
The Queen Bee
The youngest of three sons frees an enchanted castle from its spell.
The Elves and the Shoemaker
A poor shoemaker receives some much needed help.
The Turnip
Two brothers serves as soldiers to a king.
Clever Hans
Hans' behavior takes a toll on his marriage.
The Three Languages
A count's son uses his newfound talents to become successful.
The Three Languages
A count's son uses his newfound talents to become successful.
The Fox and the Cat
A cat meets an arrogant fox in the woods.
The Four Clever Brothers
Four brothers set out into the world to earn their fortunes.
The Lily and the Lion
A merchant encounters a lion while on his journeys.
The Fox and the Horse
With the help of a fox an old horse attempts to get back into his master's good graces.
The Blue Light
With the help of a dwarf, a soldier achieves great fortunes.
The Raven
A queen wishes her troublesome daughter away.
The Golden Goose
The youngest of three brothers is rewarded for his kindness.
The Water of Life
An old man sends his three sons on a mission, but only the youngest is successful in his endeavors.
The Twelve Huntsmen
A young man travels to visit his ailing father.
The King of the Golden Mountain
A poor merchant is promised future riches.
Doctor Knowall
A peasant finds himself in the right place at the right time.
The Seven Ravens
A sister searches for her seven lost brothers.
The Wedding of Mrs. Fox
An old fox intends to test the loyalty of his wife.
The Salad
A young hunter's kindness brings him great rewards.
The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
A young man searches for the true nature of fear.
King Grisly-Beard
A princess is taught a valuable lesson about pride.
Iron Hans
Iron Hans assists a worthy prince in a series of adventures.
Cat-Skin
A lord's daughter disguises herself as a peasant then returns to the castle to work in the kitchen.
Snow-White and Rose-Red
Two sisters provide assistance to a bear in distress.
  • Year Published: 1905
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.3
  • Word Count: 102,834
  • Genre: Fairy Tale/Folk Tale
  • Keywords: evil, fairy tales, good
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