He also wonders if his friends from the orphanage will be able to figure out what has happened to him. And he might even become a hero himself, if he can figure out how…. Book 2 of the Knightswood Tales continues the story of Mac on his next adventurous journey through the mirror.
In Farther than Far , Macayle engages tweens, teens, and adults alike with his masterfully entertaining writing style. In the ever growing fantasy genre, Farther than Far is destined to become a favorite for generations to come. Newman and Co. Rosewarne of Belper. In the original German Hans has a lump of gold, so Madame Leinstein was obviously using Taylor, who has a lump of silver, as her source. The poem then ends with a moral:.
Good stock of money at command, May oft a joy impart, Yet, squandered by a thoughtless hand, As oft afflicts the heart. The light-hearted spirit of the German tale has been turned into a moral lesson in the English poem. It hardly seems surprising that this is another very moral tale. Wright, He did not the incision feel, The scissors were of such sharp steel, And handled with such skill. An Hour at Bearwood. The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids Illustration by George Nicol. But by the mid century it became the norm for such individual tales to be in prose.
This included new translations of five tales that had already appeared in Taylor, so it did not introduce new material to the British public. Indeed, Cunningham frequently used Taylor in creating his own, generally more elaborate adaptation of Grimm. More new material was provided by W. Of these only two had been translated by Taylor. Thoms, however, being an antiquary and folklore scholar, was not aiming his work at children, but rather at readers like himself who were interested in different cultural beliefs and practices.
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Valuable though his work was — and it was carefully translated rather than adapted — it did not have any impact on children. It was so for the Grimms themselves, and Edgar Taylor shows in his notes and preface to German Popular Stories that he recognized this too. The fascination of legend for both adults and children is clearly demonstrated in the travel books about Germany, and particularly the Rhineland, that were written during most of the nineteenth century. London: James Burns, 2 vols. Little Red Cap is not eaten by the wolf, because just as he springs out of bed to do so a passing huntsman shoots and kills him with an arrow.
But since the grandmother is dead, this repeat episode has to replace her with an aunt. The next English translation to be made, following Taylor, Cunningham and Thoms, had the advantage of some additions and changes to the collection, though it was still not complete.
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He was a printer, but also translated eight other books during the period Five of the other books he translated were also by German writers and deal with current affairs and foreign travel. The Fairy Ring proved popular enough to go into a revised and enlarged edition in , which was then republished by John Murray in There were also various American editions between and This had caused dismay among adult readers, so from the second edition onwards this detail was changed, and the girl thoughtlessly incriminates herself by remarking that her guardian is much heavier to pull up to the high window than the young prince.
It is not surprising, therefore, that most nineteenth-century translators leave the German name as it stands. Taylor opted for Violet and thus has the mother longing for sweet-smelling flowers rather than craving something to eat. Like most nineteenth-century translators he is unable to deal straightforwardly with pregnancy and childbirth. But the fairy herself is a mother-figure in disguise whose only function appears to be to guard her foster-daughter against sexual contact with the opposite sex.
Rapunzel is imprisoned in a tower with no entrance apart from a very high window. However much the English translator tries not to speak about that most female of bodily experiences, pregnancy, the story works against him. The wild man then carries the boy away and sets him a series of tests that lead to his acquiring golden hair, a sexual attractiveness that first causes him embarrassment and only much later leads to sexual success. It is one of their most important themes, and their many stories explore it with a wealth of reverberant imagery and motifs.
But in the wake of the two Taylors, Cunningham and Thoms it was now possible to produce a much more comprehensive translation. Wehnert and proved one of the most popular nineteenth-century editions of the Grimms, being taken over by other publishers and reprinted in various guises up to the present day. It seems to be the element of religious superstition or perceived contravention of Biblical teaching that leads to the omission.
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Several of the titles they give to individual tales are oddly different from those given in other editions. As far as the protagonists of individual stories are concerned, the Addey and Co. Brothers Grimm, Household Stories. Newly Translated An American edition of Addey and Co. But the translation and illustrations achieved their greatest success through being taken over by George Routledge and Co.
As Routledge had an office in New York as well as London, the book was assured of a wide circulation. From about the translation was issued by other publishers — George G.
Harrap, John F. Shaw, E. Dutton and Co.
In addition to that issued by Addey and Co. None of them presented more than roughly two fifths of the complete corpus of tales, but clearly a variety of publishers wanted to cash in on the popularity that the Grimms now enjoyed. Despite this, selections from Davis have been included in several mainly early twentieth-century editions of Grimm. She solves the problem of treating religious matters in a humorous way by transposing the figures of God and St.
Peter into Jupiter and Mercury. Her work was not the commercial success that Routledge obviously found with the Addey and Co.
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Once upon a time, there was a King, who, being old, and happening to fall ill, took it very much to heart, as old gentlemen do, and made up his mind to die, — which, my dear children, you must always remember, is half-way towards doing so. So, impressed with this notion, he ordered his attendants to summon to his presence his Faithful John, a favourite servant and friend, whom he kept always about his person, as one who loved him for himself, and not for his grandeur, and could, therefore, be relied upon, whatever might betide.
This is too indelicate for the translators to follow. No translator before Margaret Hunt translated this incident completely accurately.
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What is interesting about this selection is the fact that so many short moral and religious tales are included, so that the emphasis is not overwhelmingly on the tales of magic. Bertall in fact made forty vignettes for a French edition, viz. Hachette et Cie, , and the Ward and Lock editions print almost all of them from stereotypes. The two collections have a considerable overlap in their choice of tales, though the actual translations are very different in character from each other. The sequence of tales is different in the two collections, but despite the overlap there is no connexion between them.
Not only were old editions reprinted, but new translations were made and stories from the Grimms appeared in miscellaneous collections of fairytales. Many stories are given titles that are arbitrarily different from what would be obvious. The translation was credited to Mrs Paull and Mr L.
Taylor among previous translators. But generally her translation is straightforward, lively and true to the tone of the original. Lucy Crane took considerable trouble with the verses to be found in many of the stories. By the well water What promised you me? The good must be put in the dish, The bad you may eat if you wish. Although Lucy Crane does have about a dozen fairytales with a male protagonist, they are outweighed by those with females.
Household Stories was revised the goslings were turned back into kids and reissued in then again in , , and There have also been American reprints, and in Macmillan issued a facsimile reprint of the edition. This was noteworthy on several counts. She does not engage in the kind of adaptations typical of most of her predecessors.