Monday, July 23, 2012

Famous Fairytale Writers and Collectors

Here is a bit of information about the famous writers/collectors of fairy tales and folklore. Many of these stories were told long ago and passed down by storytellers. Eventually, writers like many of the ones below, collected these tales and put them into writing. Others have written their own stories.

The Writers:


The Brothers Grimm 


(Red Riding Hood, Rumplestilskin, Hansel and Gretel)

Hans Christian Andersen

(The Snow Queen, Little Mermaid, Thumbelina)



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Hans Christian Andersen


Hans Christian Andersen:

(1805-1875)

Origin: Denmark, Odense

Hans Christian Andersen wrote his own fairy stories, unlike the Brother's Grimm who were collectors of folklore. H.C Anderson is well known for his melancholy, often tragic story lines and strong moral concepts.

Well Known Stories By H.C Andersen:
- The Snow Queen
-The Little Mermaid
-The Nightingale
- Thumbelina
- The Ugly Duckling
-The Princess and the Pea
-The Emporer's New Clothes
 And many, many more! See a complete list below.

Interesting Facts & Photos
1869 photo by Thora Hallager
- At 14 years old, Andersen sought employment as an actor/singer.
-His other early occupations were weaving and tailoring
- He was a friend of Charles Dickens
- He fell in love with several different men and women, none of whom returned his affections.

This website has a complete list of Anderson's tales : http://hca.gilead.org.il/


Further Reading and Sources:




The Brothers Grimm


The Brothers Grimm:

(1785-1863)

Origin: Germany, Hanau

Jacob and Wilhelm Grim are well known names associated with fairytales and folklore.Many of the most well known stories are accredited to these famous writers. 

 Well-Known Stories attributed to the Brother's Grimm:
-Hansel & Gretel
- Snow White  
-Ashchenputtel (a version of Cinderella)
- Little Briar Rose (a version of Sleeping Beauty)
- The Singing Lark (a version of Beauty and the Beast)
-Red Riding Hood
- Rapunzel
- The Fairy Gifts (A.K.A Toads and Diamonds)
-Rumplestilskin
-The Frog King
The Brother's Grim collected 210 fairy tales and short stories in all. Below is a complete list.

Interesting Facts & Photos:
-Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm had 7 other siblings.
-The brothers stayed close to each other their whole lives. 
Memorial statue located at their home town,  Hanau, Germany.
Statue of the Frog King

Complete list of Grimm's tales:

001The frog king or Iron Henry
002Cat and mouse in partnership
003Our Lady's Child
004The story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was
005The wolf and the seven little goats
006Faithful John
007The good bargain
008The wonderful musician
009The twelve brothers
010The pack of ragamuffins
011The brother and sister
012Rapunzel
013The three little men in the wood
014The three spinners
015Hansel and Grethel
016The three snake-leaves
017The white snake
018Straw, coal, and bean
019The fisherman and his wife
020The gallant tailor (Seven at one blow)
021Cinderella (Aschenputtel)
022The riddle
023The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
024Mother Hulda (Frau Holle)
025The seven ravens
026Little Red Cap
027The Bremen town musicians
028The singing bone
029The devil with the three golden hairs
030The Louse and the Flea
031The girl without hands
032Clever Hans
033The three languages
034Clever Else
035The tailor in heaven
036The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack
037Tom Thumb
038The wedding of Mrs. Fox
039The Elves
040The robber bridegroom
041Herr Korbes
042The godfather
043Frau Trude
044Godfather Death
045Thumbling as journeyman (Thumbling's Travels)
046Fitcher's Bird
047The almond tree
048Old Sultan
049The six swans
050Sleeping beauty
051Fundevogel (Bird-foundling)
052King Thrushbeard
053Snow-white
054The knapsack, the hat, and the horn
055Rumpelstiltskin
056Roland
057The golden bird
058The Dog and the Sparrow
059Frederick and Catherine
060The two brothers
061The little peasant
062The queen bee
063The three feathers
064The golden goose
065All-kinds-of-fur (Allerleirauh)
066The rabbit’s bride
067The twelve huntsmen
068The thief and his master
069Jorinda and Joringel
070The three children of fortune
071Six soldiers of fortune
072The wolf and the man
073The wolf and the fox
074Gossip wolf and the fox (The fox and his cousin)
075The fox and the cat
076The pink
077Clever Grethel
078The old man and his grandson
079The water-nix
080The death of the little hen
081Brother Lustig
082Gambling Hansel
083Hans in luck
084Hans married
085The gold-children
086The fox and the geese
087The poor man and the rich man
088The singing, springing lark
089The goose girl
090The young giant
091The gnome
092The king of the golden mountain
093The raven
094The peasant's wise daughter
095Old Hildebrand
096The three little birds
097The water of life
098Doctor Know-all
099The spirit in the glass bottle
100The Devil's sooty brother
101Bearskin
102The willow-wren and the bear
103Sweet Porridge
104Wise folks
105Stories about snakes
106The poor miller's boy and the cat
107The two travellers
108Hans-my-Hedgehog
109The shroud
110The jew among thorns
111The skilful huntsman
112The flail from heaven
113The two kings' children
114The cunning little tailor
115The bright sun brings it to light
116The blue light
117The wilful child
118The three army-surgeons
119The seven Swabians
120The three apprentices
121The king's son who feared nothing
122Donkey cabbages
123The old woman in the wood
124The three brothers
125The devil and his grandmother
126Ferdinand the faithful
127The iron stove
128The lazy spinner
129The four skilful brothers
130One-eye, two-eyes, and three-eyes
131Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
132The fox and the horse
133The shoes that were danced to pieces
134The six servants
135The white bride and the black one
136Iron John
137The three black princesses
138Knoist and his three sons
139The maid of Brakel
140Domestic servants
141The lambkin and the little fish
142Simeli mountain
143Going a-travelling
144The donkey
145The ungrateful son
146The turnip
147The old man made young again
148The Lord's animals and the Devil's
149The beam
150The old beggar-woman
151The three sluggards
151aThe twelve idle servants
152The shepherd boy
153The star-money
154The stolen farthings
155Brides on their trial
156Odds and ends
157The sparrow and his four children
158The tale of Cockaigne
159The Ditmarsch tale of wonders
160A riddling tale
161Snow-White and Rose-Red
162The wise servant
163The glass coffin
164Lazy Harry
165The griffin
166Strong Hans
167The peasant in heaven
168Lean Lisa
169The hut in the forest
170Sharing joy and sorrow
171The willow-wren
172The sole
173The bittern and the hoopoe
174The owl
175The moon
176The duration of life
177Death's messengers
178Master Pfriem (Master Cobbler's Awl)
179The goose-girl at the well
180Eve's various children
181The nix of the mill-pond
182The little folks' presents
183The giant and the tailor
184The nail
185The poor boy in the grave
186The true bride
187The hare and the hedgehog
188The spindle, the shuttle, and the needle
189The peasant and the devil
190The crumbs on the table
191The sea-hare
192The master-thief
193The drummer
194The ear of corn
195The grave-mound
196Old Rinkrank
197The crystal ball
198Maid Maleen
199The boots of buffalo-leather
200The golden key
201St. Joseph in the forest
202The twelve apostles
203The rose
204Poverty and humility lead to heaven
205God's food
206The three green twigs
207Our lady's little glass
208The aged mother
209The heavenly wedding
210The hazel-branch

Further Reading and Sources:
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm.html -The Brother's Grimm Home Page



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