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[eBook] The Complete Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales (over 200 Fairy Tales and Legends) $0 @ Amazon AU US

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The Complete Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales (over 200 fairy tales and legends)

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales (over 200 fairy tales and legends)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of "Rapunzel", "The Goose-Girl", "Sleeping Beauty", "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White" there are the darker tales such as "Death's Messengers" which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good storytelling. The two brothers wished to preserve their German folklore in a collection of tales that they believed had been handed down for generations. When they began in 1812 they had just 86 stories that rather harshly reflected the difficult life of European peasantry. Subsequent editions would grow to hold over 200 tales. As time passed, the Brothers Grimm found that their collection of fairy tales, with all of its royalty, magical creatures, and brave adventures, entranced those who read them. This compilation of fairy tales which includes the complete canon of over 200 tales has become a beloved set of classical stories the world over.

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    Does it include the one about a talking snake?

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    Scaring kiddies since 1812

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    Always available for free from Project Gutenberg.

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      Guten tag

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      Oh yeah, we wake up everyday and check Gutenberg site before checking work email.

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        Why would you need to check the site every day, when the texts have been freely available there for the past 20 years? Weird.

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        Dumb comment +++

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      seems odd to neg it for that reason

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        OZB rules state that "Free Multimedia Content & Websites" should not be posted, unless the content is something you normally have to pay for. The content of all the ebooks posted is always available for free, and therefore doesn't qualify as a deal. Pretty simple, isn't it?

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    These free ebook posts are basically just reminders that there are a large number of books available for free in ebook format. There’s probably a dozen or more free versions of this publication on Kindle alone.

    Are any of these posts actually deals?

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      This one especially isn't. Poor reviews.

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        Reviews aren't exactly the same for a digital product as a physical product. You can't comment on the quality/robustness/description or anything. It's really only a comment on what the content is about - in this case, if you like the story, and that's really subjective.

        Eg, some of the critical reviews:

        Thought it would be interesting reading these older stories. I was very wrong. The stories are ridiculous and become repetitive

        It wasnt the best book. It got confusing for me. :/

        i just didnt like the old english type of style.

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          Not when it comes to translated texts, such as these… often a lot of these older, copyright-free translations aren't particularly accurate or fluent - and sometimes they're indirect translations, such as German to French to English. On top of that, especially in regards to Brothers Grimm, they're sanitised:

          https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/12/grimm-brothers...

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            @funeste: I haven't read this Kindle version, but is this Kindle version sanitised? I've heard the the version these days are quite different to the original - but none of the negative comments I read mentioned that was why they were reviewed badly. I just think a book review (especially digital) is to be taken with a grain of salt, just like movie reviews as its subjective.

            If it was badly translated, then that should be mentioned in the review and would be much more useful than "it got confusing for me/I didn't like the way it was written".

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      Doesn’t OZB earn money with their tracking cookie if you buy something else from amazon 24 hours after clicking the link?

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    This and One Thousand and One Nights are surprisingly entertaining reading for an adult

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    I get "This title is not currently available for purchase"?