The Annotated Brothers Grimm (The Bicentennial Edition) edited by Maria Tatar is coming out next month. This post is a little early, but the book is currently 41% off on Amazon so I wanted to highlight it now. The original edition is out of print in anticipation. I have the original, of course, and I know many of you do, too. Which will either make you want this new edition or at least consider it as a holiday gift for someone else. To spread the love and appreciation of fairy tales, of course!
I will try to get more information about the expanded edition, but for now, this is the official description from the publisher:
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm stories with this lavish volume now richly expanded for a new generation.
Publication of the Grimms’ Children’s Stories and Household Tales in 1812 brought the great European oral folk tradition into print for the first time. The Annotated Brothers Grimm returns in a deluxe and augmented 200th-anniversary edition commemorating that landmark event. Adding to such favorites as “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” and “Rapunzel,” Maria Tatar includes six new entries, among them “Four Clever Brothers,” “The Water of Life,” “The White Snake,” and “The Old Man and His Grandson.” The expanded edition features an enhanced selection of illustrations, many in color, by legendary artists such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural context, and psychological effects of the tales; and a biographical essay on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. A perennial favorite in the acclaimed Norton Annotated series, this magnificent volume will draw both children and adults into the enchanting world of fairy tales.