By Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
A unprecedented discovery on the earth of fairy tales—now for the 1st time in English
With this quantity, the holy trinity of fairy tales—the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen—becomes a quartet. within the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to list fairy stories, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. so much of Schönwerth's paintings used to be lost—until many years in the past, whilst thirty containers of manuscripts have been exposed in a German municipal archive.
Now, for the 1st time, Schönwerth's misplaced fairy stories are available English. Violent, darkish, and entire of motion, and upending the connection among damsels in misery and their dragon-slaying heroes, those greater than seventy tales carry us nearer than ever to the unadorned oral culture within which fairy stories are rooted, revolutionizing our knowing of a hallowed genre.