200th Anniversary of Grimm's Fairy Tales
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm spent their entire careers collecting folk tales from all over Europe. They published the first volume of the now classic Grimm's Fairy Tales in
1812. The second one followed in 1814. The name Grimm and the phrase "fairy tales" have become synonymous in our culture. It's important to remember that the Grimms
compiled these stories, they did not originate them. Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, The Bremen Town Musicians and many others in the Grimm collections
are stories that have been around much longer than 200 years. They've been passed down from generation to generation.
The stories collected by the Grimms are still popular today. A recent example is Disney's movie Tangled, a retelling of Rapunzel.
To read about the lives of the two brothers, try a biography from our 921 section.