Kinder- und Hausmärchen gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm



Jacob Grimm, compiler and editor
Wilhelm Grimm, compiler and editor


Berlin: F. Duncker, 1858


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first edition of their collected fairy tales in 1812. The early volumes were criticized because they were not suitable for children and later editions were sanitized to make the stories more appropriate. For example, wicked mothers became wicked stepmothers and sexual references such as pregnancy were removed. This book is one of the later “small editions” that the Grimm brothers published especially for children.