Welcome to Our Brothers Grimm Short Stories Collection! Discover the Grimm brothers’ array of classic fairy tales that have charmed and captivated readers across generations.
In this exclusive collection, we’ve gathered the best of their most celebrated and beloved short stories. Each tale is not just a journey into the fantastical but also a meaningful exploration of life’s enduring lessons and truths.
Delight in the wonder of the Brothers Grimm Short Stories:
About The Grimm Brothers
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the famous Brothers Grimm, were the storytellers behind some of our most beloved fairy tales. Born in the late 18th century in Hanau, Germany, they were just two of a large family of nine kids.
Jacob, born on January 4, 1785, was the thinker, always lost in his thoughts, while Wilhelm, who came along on February 24, 1786, was the more outgoing one. Despite their differences, both were united by their deep love for German folklore.
During their youth, Germany was going through lots of changes. This stirred in the Grimm brothers a passion to keep German stories and traditions alive. They studied law at the University of Marburg, but it was there they found their true calling. Inspired by their professor, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, they plunged into the world of old tales and historical writings.
The brothers soon began gathering stories from various sources, including the tales people told each other and those found in old books. In 1812, they released their first collection, “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (“Children’s and Household Tales”), which we now know as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.” This book brought us classics like “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Snow White,” and “Rumpelstiltskin.”
But the Grimms’ interests didn’t stop at storytelling. They were also fascinated by languages and began compiling a comprehensive German dictionary. Sadly, they couldn’t complete it in their lifetime.
The impact of their work on folklore and literature studies was profound. Their fairy tales, translated into over 160 languages, continue to delight children and adults around the world.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm passed away just four years apart, in 1859 and 1863, respectively. They left an indelible imprint on the world of storytelling, their legacy living on in the pages of their enchanting tales.