Clever Maids

The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales

by Valerie Paradiz

Hardcover, 222 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $23 | purchase

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Clever Maids
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The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales
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Valerie Paradiz

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Book Summary

The intriguing story behind the creation of the collection of fairy tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm examines the contributions of women—rather than German folkloric scholars—to the preservation of these traditional tales, in a study set against the backdrop of the turbulent Napoleonic Wars and the intellectual spirit of early nineteenth-century Europe. 30,000 first printing.