Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Carti Philip Pullman)

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 29 Oct 2013 – vârsta de la 18 ani

Apreciata repovestire a unora dintre cele mai iubite basme acum în format paperback plus trei noi povești incluse!

Acum două sute de ani, Jacob și Wilhelm Grimm au publicat primul lor volum de basme. De atunci povești precum Cenușăreasa, Albă ca Zăpada, Rapunzel sau Hanse și Gretel au devenit puternic înrădăcinate în imaginația de origine vestică.
Acum scriitorul britanic Philip Pullman, autorul trilogiei His Dark Materials ne provoacă să ne reîndrăgostim din nou de aceste aceste povești nemuritoare ale fraților Grimm.
În această colecție se regăsesc preferatele lui Pullman - o selecție vastă ce include cele mai populare basme, dar și povești mai puțin cunoscute precum The Tree Snake Leaves, Godfather Death și The Girl with No Hands. 

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ISBN-13: 9780143107293
ISBN-10: 0143107291
Pagini: 448
Dimensiuni: 142 x 211 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
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The acclaimed retelling of the world’s best-loved fairy tales by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Golden Compass—now in paperback, and with 3 new tales!

Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Rapunzel,” and “Hansel and Gretel” have become deeply woven into the Western imagination. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times–bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Here are Pullman’s fifty favorites—a wide-ranging selection that includes the most popular stories as well as lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves,” “Godfather Death,” and “The Girl with No Hands”—alongside his personal commentaries on each story’s sources, variations, and everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, Pullman’s beguiling retellings will cast a spell on readers of all ages.


“Pullman’s Fairy Tales offers something unique: the chance to watch a master storyteller think through these most foundational of tales. . . . It is fascinating.” —The New York Times
“You didn’t know you needed to reread Grimm. You do. This is a grand and great book. . . . I read it ravenously, rapturously.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation
“Zippy! . . . These tales are about plot and economy and speed [and] make great bedtime read-alouds for children who can handle a little gore. . . . The original tales weren’t for children, of course; they were for everyone. So is this book. . . . Pullman is both erudite and funny. . . . He has fun with dialogue, and is particularly snappy with dwarfs. . . . You know what? He crushes it, as the youth of today are wont to say. . . . His translations are perfection.” —The New York Times Book Review
“It is such a pleasure to read these tales again, to experience their strangeness and richness, their violence and beauty, their sheer nonsense. . . . Reading Pullman’s version it is impossible not to hear Pullman’s own gentle voice; he is present on every page. . . . [His] interventions work brilliantly.” —The Boston Globe
“These wonder tales . . . compel belief as powerfully as any adventure or thriller.” —Marina Warner, The Times Literary Supplement
“Excellent . . . His beginnings are like invitations that cannot be refused. . . . Pullman shows how completely he understands the Grimms. . . . [He] pays homage to the Brothers’ pioneer work and simultaneously breathes new life into a great, venerable tradition of magical storytelling.” —Jack Zipes, Los Angeles Review of Books
“A real pleasure to read . . . This is the kind of writing that stands up to years of bedtime repetition. . . . The author’s best appearances are in the notes, which are often as entertaining as the stories themselves. . . . Swiftness and clarity, he says, were his guiding principles; to which he has added wit and invention. . . . Beautiful or grotesque, the mad poetry of these tales is often delightfully funny too.” —The Economist

Notă biografică

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) has sold more than fifteen million copies and been has published in more than forty countries. The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel, The Book of Dust. He lives in Oxford, England.