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First off, if anybody fancies reading these fairy tales, here is a good copy of it. It's mostly translated from the final edition of the original Brothers Grimm books, but with a small part from the first edition.1 To start, the Brothers Grimm grew up in a well-to-do family in Hanau, Germany. Jacob was born in January 1785 and Wilhelm in February 1786, but ...


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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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