Hansel and gretel original version

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Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman

This all happened a long time ago, in your grandmothers time, or in her grandfathers. A long time ago. Back then, we all lives on the edge of the great forest.

Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattoti both remember the horror and fascination with which they read the Grimm Brothers Hansel and Gretel. The writer and the artist now join forces for a brilliant reimagining of one of humanitys most enduring tales. Be brave, be bold, and keep your wits about you--Gaiman and Mattoti are welcoming you into the woods.
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The VERY Messed Up Origins of Hansel and Gretel - Fables Explained - Jon Solo

Grimms' Fairy Tales Compare this fairy tale in two languages.
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The origins of the Hansel and Gretel story has a reasonably short historical lineage. It belongs to a group of European tales especially prevalent in the Baltic regions, about children who outwit witches or ogres into whose hands they have involuntarily fallen. Deserting children in the forest to die, or leaving them to fend for themselves was certainly not unknown during the Late Middle Ages — and it is no small coincidence that the children are starving when they discover the gingerbread house. For the Brothers Grimm , collecting tales of distinctly Germanic origin was a way of preserving their own cultural identity at a time when the French Emperor Napoleon was taking over vast swathes of Europe. This was part of a more general trend in the nineteenth century, whereby folk stories garnered substantial interest, seen to represent a pure form of national literature and culture; deriving from the common folk Volk. Although the brothers gained a posthumous reputation for collecting their tales from peasants, many of the stories actually have origins in middle-class or aristocratic acquaintances.

First edition, Final edition, Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter who had come upon such hard times that he could scarcely provide daily bread for his wife and his two children, Hansel and Gretel. Finally he could no longer even manage this, and he did not know where to turn for help. Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children. The boy's name was Hansel and the girl's name was Gretel. He had but little to eat, and once, when a great famine came to the land, he could no longer provide even their daily bread. One evening as he was lying in bed worrying about his problems, his wife said to him, "Listen, man, early tomorrow take the two children, give each of them a little piece of bread, then lead them into the middle of thickest part of the woods, make a fire for them, and leave them there, for we can no longer feed them. How can we feed our children when we have nothing for ourselves?

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Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children. The boy's name was Hansel and the girl's name was Gretel. He had but little to eat, and once, when a great famine came to the land, he could no longer provide even their daily bread. One evening as he was lying in bed worrying about his problems, he sighed and said to his wife, "What is to become of us? How can we feed our children when we have nothing for ourselves? They will not find their way back home, and we will be rid of them.

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  1. First edition, Final edition, Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel. Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter who had come upon such hard.

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