Grimms’ Complete Fairy Tales
Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in the Anglosphere as Grimm's Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen. Composition: The first volume of the first edition was published, containing 86 stories; the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1814.
For the second edition, two volumes were issued in 1819 and a third in 1822, totalling 170 tales. The third edition appeared in 1837; fourth edition, 1840; fifth edition, 1843; sixth edition, 1850; seventh edition, 1857. Stories were added, and also subtracted, from one edition to the next, until the seventh held 211 tales.
All editions were extensively illustrated, first by Philipp Grot Johann and, after his death in 1892, by Robert Leinweber. Many changes through the editions – such as turning the wicked mother of the first edition in Snow White and Hansel and Gretel.