Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale about a prince, princess, an evil witch and how good always triumphs over evil. A fairy tale was first published by Charles Perrault called "La Belle au bois dormant". His version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales was published under the title "Dornröschen". Sleeping Beauty is a … [Read more...] about The Sleeping Beauty
Thanks to the Grimm brothers many children enjoyed reading the stories of brave heroes that always win over evil. The Grimm brothers are well-known German authors that, with a little help from the national stories, made fairy tales that were enjoyed by the older and the younger.
The older brother Jacob was born in 1785 and died in 1863. The younger brother Wilhelm was born in 1786 and died in 1859. Both of them were linguists and philosophers. Jacob published German grammar and together with his brother he published a German dictionary.
Both of them studied law in Marburg and during that period both of them criticized King Ernest August I. and because of that, they could not end their school because they were banned. Because of the inability to study law both of them started writing fairy tales which made them famous.
They were collecting them and writing them together while Wilhelm gave them a final touch. Their fairy tales are known as stories full of wisdom and cheerfulness.
In the beginning, their collection contained 86 stories and through repeated publishing, the number grew to 200. Some of their most famous works are "The Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella", "Snow White", "Rapunzel", etc.