Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm; “The Sleeping Beauty.” A Selection from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Gilbert James, London: Siegle, Hill and Co., [c. 1900], pp. 31-42.

Item

Title

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm; “The Sleeping Beauty.” A Selection from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Gilbert James, London: Siegle, Hill and Co., [c. 1900], pp. 31-42.

Description

This is a simplified version of the tale that was clearly intended for children. There are six tales in total. Besides Sleeping Beauty, the book includes some of Grimm’s best known tales including The Frog Prince, Rumplestilskin, and Hansel and Grethel, as well as The Rabbit’s Bride and The Shreds. The illustrations are simple but beautiful and a few pages are decorated with floral motifs.

Alternative Title

Grimm's Fairy Tales - Langham Series for Children

Creator

Grimm, Wilhelm; Grimm, Jacob; James, Gilbert

Contributor

Grimm, Wilhelm; Grimm, Jacob; James, Gilbert

Spatial Coverage

London and New York

Coverage

England and US

Publisher

Siegle Hill & Co; The H.B. Claflin Company

Date

Between 1900 and 1999

Temporal Coverage

1900-1909

Identifier

Sleeping Beauty

Abstract

This tale starts with the princess being born and all of the fairies presenting her with birthday wishes. One fairy, who had not been invited to the party, cursed her and said that during her fifteenth year she would prick her finger and fall asleep for 100 years. Another fairy, who had not yet bestowed her blessing, said she would not die but would fall asleep. When she finally pricked her finger at fifteen, the entire kingdom fell asleep. Princes from all over the world tried to get into the kingdom to wake the princess, but they would die in the thorns surrounding the kingdom. Finally, after 100 years, the prince who would win her heart walked up to the fence with all of the dead corpses in its branches, and the plants on the fence opened for the prince to walk through. He kissed her and the entire kingdom woke up. They lived happily ever after.

Source

Grimm

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