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According to the listed attributions in 'The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition' the source was Ludwig Aurbacher The Little Shepherd Boy “Das Hirtenbüblein” (1819). Source: Ludwig Aurbacher he seems to have been something of a polymath. The work of Aurbacher covers a wide range. From pedagogy, psychology, philology ...


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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first edition of their fairy tale collection in 1812 (first volume) and 1815 (second volume). This collection was republished in 1819, 1837, 1840, 1843, 1850 and 1857. This collection eventually contained 211 fairy tales and is known as the "big edition" (große Ausgabe). In addition, there was a "small ...


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The Grimm brothers were the first writers to actually try to collect and preserve fairy tales as such, and not as raw material to make literary works out of. Nevertheless they did modify the tales for various reasons, for instance, thinking they were reconstructing an original tale from a defective copy. After their first edition, they also made ...


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