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The Brothers Grimm fairy tales and bedtime story

The most beautiful fairy tales and bedtime stories for kids written by the German writers Brothers Grimm. Read online the best and all the short and long fairy tales of Grimm Brothers, such as: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, Snow-white, The Bremen town musicians, The golden goose, Tom Thumb.

"The Brothers Grimm: Preserving German Culture and Folklore" - Biography

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German philologists and folklorists born in Hanau in 1785 and 1786, respectively. The two brothers are best known for their collection of German fairy tales and folklore, which they gathered and published in two volumes between 1812 and 1815. Their collection includes famous stories such as "Cinderella," "Hansel and Gretel," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Rapunzel."

The Grimm brothers grew up in a large family and were educated in law and languages. They became interested in folklore and began collecting and researching traditional tales and stories from the German-speaking world. They saw the importance of preserving these tales as part of the national culture, and worked tirelessly to publish their collection of fairy tales.

In addition to their work on fairy tales, the brothers were also influential in the field of linguistics, and their studies of the German language and its origins helped to establish the field of Germanic philology. They published several works on linguistics and German literature, including a comprehensive German dictionary.

Despite their success, the brothers faced numerous challenges during their lives, including political and economic upheavals in Germany. They also experienced personal tragedies, including the deaths of several family members. Nevertheless, they continued to work together and publish influential works until their deaths in the 1860s.

Today, the Grimm brothers are remembered for their immense contributions to German literature and culture, as well as their impact on the fields of folklore, linguistics, and philology. Their collection of fairy tales continues to be beloved by readers around the world, and has been translated into dozens of languages.

Complete list of fairy tales and bedtime stories written by Brothers Grimm

1. A riddling tale
2. All-kinds-of-fur (Allerleirauh)
3. Bearskin
4. Brides on their trial
5. Brother Lustig
6. Cat and mouse in partnership
7. Cinderella
8. Clever Elsie or Clever Else
9. Clever Grethel or Clever Gretel
10. Clever Hans
11. Death's messengers
12. Doctor Know-all
13. Domestic servants
14. Donkey cabbages
15. Eve's various children
16. Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
17. Ferdinand the faithful
18. Fitcher's Bird
19. Foundling-Bird or Fundevogel or Bird-foundling
20. Mother Trudy (Frau Trude)
21. Frederick and Catherine
22. Gambling Hansel
23. Godfather Death
24. Going a-travelling
25. Gossip wolf and the fox (The fox and his cousin)
26. Hans in luck
27. Hans married
28. Hans the hedgehog
29. Hansel and Gretel
30. Herr Korbes
31. Iron John or Iron Hans
32. Jorinda and Joringel
33. King Thrushbeard
34. Knoist and his three sons
35. Lazy Harry or Lazy Henry
36. Lean Lisa
37. Little Red Riding Hood
38. Maid Maleen
39. Master Pfriem (Master Cobbler's Awl)
40. Mother Hulda

41. Odds and ends or The Hurds
42. Old Hildebrand
43. Old Rinkrank
44. Old Sultan
45. One-eye, two-eyes, and three-eyes
46. Our Lady's Child
47. Puss in Boots
48. Rapunzel
49. Rumpelstiltskin
50. Sharing joy and sorrow
51. Simeli mountain
52. Six soldiers of fortune
53. Sleeping Beauty (Little Briar Rose)
54. Snow-white
55. Snow-White and Rose-Red
56. Stories about snakes
57. Straw, coal, and bean
58. Strong Hans
59. Sweet porridge
60. Sweetheart Roland
61. The almond tree
62. The beam
63. The bittern and the hoopoe
64. The blue light
65. The boots of buffalo-leather
66. The Bremen town musicians
67. The bright sun brings it to light
68. The brother and sister
69. The crumbs on the table
70. The crystal ball
71. The cunning little tailor
72. The death of the little hen
73. The devil and his grandmother
74. The devil with the three golden hairs
75. The Devil's sooty brother
76. The Ditmarsch tale of wonders
77. The dog and the sparrow
78. The donkey
79. The drummer
80. The duration of life

81. The ear of corn
82. The elves and the shoemaker
83. The fisherman and his wife
84. The flail from heaven
85. The four skilful brothers
86. The fox and the cat
87. The fox and the geese
88. The fox and the horse
89. The frog king or Iron Henry
90. The giant and the tailor
91. The girl without hands
92. The glass coffin
93. The gnome
94. The godfather
95. The gold-children
96. The golden bird
97. The golden goose
98. The golden key
99. The good bargain
100. The goose girl
101. The goose-girl at the well
102. The grave-mound
103. The griffin
104. The hare and the hedgehog
105. The hut in the forest
106. The iron stove
107. The jew among thorns
108. The king of the golden mountain
109. The king's son who feared nothing
110. The knapsack, the hat, and the horn
111. The lambkin and the little fish
112. The lazy spinner
113. The little folks' presents
114. The little peasant
115. The Lord's animals and the Devil's
116. The louse and the flea
117. The maid of Brakel
118. The master-thief
119. The moon
120. The mouse, the bird, and the sausage

121. The nail
122. The nix of the mill-pond
123. The old beggar-woman
124. The old man and his grandson
125. The old man made young again
126. The old woman in the wood
127. The owl
128. The pack of ragamuffins
129. The peasant and the devil
130. The peasant in heaven
131. The peasant's wise daughter
132. The pink
133. The poor boy in the grave
134. The poor man and the rich man
135. The poor miller's boy and the cat
136. The queen bee
137. The rabbit's bride
138. The raven
139. The riddle
140. The robber bridegroom
141. The sea-hare
142. The seven ravens
143. The seven Swabians
144. The shepherd boy
145. The shoes that were danced to pieces
146. The shroud
147. The singing bone
148. The singing, springing lark
149. The six servants
150. The six swans
151. The skilful huntsman
152. The sole
153. The sparrow and his four children
154. The spindle, the shuttle, and the needle
155. The spirit in the glass bottle
156. The star-money
157. The stolen farthings
158. The story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was
159. The tailor in heaven
160. The tale of Cockaigne

161. The thief and his master
162. The three apprentices
163. The three army-surgeons
164. The three black princesses
165. The three brothers
166. The three children of fortune
167. The three feathers
168. The three languages
169. The three little birds
170. The three little men in the wood
171. The three sluggards
172. The three snake-leaves
173. The three spinners
174. The true bride
175. The turnip
176. The twelve brothers
177. The Twelve Dancing Princesses
178. The twelve huntsmen
179. The twelve idle servants
180. The two brothers
181. The two kings' children
182. The two travellers
183. The ungrateful son
184. The valiant little tailor
185. The water of life
186. The water-nix
187. The wedding of Mrs. Fox
188. The white bride and the black one
189. The white snake
190. The wilful child
191. The willow-wren
192. The willow-wren and the bear
193. The wise servant
194. The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack
195. The wolf and the fox
196. The wolf and the man
197. The wolf and the seven young goats
198. The wonderful musician
199. The young giant
200. Thumbling as journeyman (Thumbling's Travels)
201. Tom Thumb
202. Trusty John
203. Wise folks

The children's legends
St. Joseph in the forest
The twelve apostles
The rose
Poverty and humility lead to heaven
God's food
The three green twigs
Our lady's little glass
The aged mother
The heavenly wedding
The hazel-branch

No longer included in the last edition
Puss in Boots

The hand with the knife
How children played slaughter with each other
Death and the goose herder
The Nightingale and the Blindworm
Princess Mouseskin

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