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Grimm's Household Tales (hardback)

Published Date:
February 2012
The British Library
Bibliographic Details:
Hardback, 320 pages, 205 x 166mm, 5 colour and 60 black and white illustrations
Brothers Grimm, introduction by Sarah Walters
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One of my most treasured possessions. The artwork by Mervyn Peake complements the stories perfectly. His lovely, eccentric, unsettling images are part of what has always made this book special to me.
Sarah Walters, novelist

This new edition of Peake’s illustrated Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm was originally published in 1946 and this is the first time it has been made available since then with the original colour illustrations.

Like the Grimms’ stories, Peake’s illustrations combine the comic and the sinister and evoke a strong sense of childhood fear and humour. Stories by Grimm remain popular to this day, and as well as some of the best loved stories such as Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and Cinderella, this book includes a number of less familiar tales. This beautiful new edition will be welcomed by Peake fans and children alike.

About the illustrator
Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) was a prolific writer and artist. He is best known as the author of the Gormenghast trilogy, but he was also an extremely talented illustrator, producing illustrations to his own works as well as numerous other books, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting the Snark and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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