Grimm's Last Fairytale




      Grimm's Last Fairytale
In September 1863, Jacob Grimm travels through rural western Germany with his devoted niece, Auguste, who longs to learn at last the truth about her family They are accompanied by Kummel, their new and enigmatic manservant As relations between the three reach a crisis point, vivid flashbacks tell of Jacob s traumas and heartbreaks Old now, Jacob resists Auguste s attempts to make him take stock of his life, but memories that are repressed have a tendency to reappear in other places, and in other guises.Throughout Jacob s travels, he is reminded of the folktales he and his brother Wilhelm collected in their Tales for the Young and Old Most notable is the feverish fairytale of Sleeping Beauty, which holds a shattered mirror to a life, a country, and a history The version recounted here is an enchanting tale that goes beyond the marriage of the Prince and Princess, to reveal the surprising truth behind the evil.In his compelling historical novel, Haydn Middleton re creates the life story of literature s most famous brothers It is a history that could almost be a fairytale itself, with its fabulous changes of fortune, tests of duty and honor, arrogant princes, lost loves, and twisted family relationships all unfolding in a world of dark forests and even darker politics. New Download eBook Grimm's Last Fairytale By Haydn Middleton – bluevapours.co.uk

Haydn Middleton was born in Reading and studied History at Oxford, where he now lives He has worked in advertising and publishing, lectured in British myth and legend, and written a dozen works of fiction and non fiction.

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Grimm's Last Fairytale
  • Haydn Middleton
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 0312288581

10 thoughts on “ Grimm's Last Fairytale

  1. Phair says:

    Only marginally interesting None of the three parts really resolved to my satisfaction and I m not sure what the whole point of the book was Style of the writing was fairly readable but the content was too puzzling for my tiny brain Doubt I would recommend this to anyone as a good read

  2. Lukrezia Cosimo says:

    Interesting on many levels the story of Jakob Grimm s life, the parallels between his life and the fairy tales, the history of the time Bismarck, German unification, revolution of 1848, suppression of the Jews , the langu...

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  4. Lynda says:

    Fictionalized account of the last days of Jacob Grimm s life, interspersed with a chilling fairytale with a suitably grim ending I love Haydn Middleton s mastery of words and lyrical writing.

  5. Althea Ann says:

    Three interwoven stories.The main plot deals with the folklorist Jacob Grimm, nearing the end of his life and in failing health He is cared for by his niece, Auguste, and a servingman, Kummel The relationships between all three are fraught with tension and secrets.In flashback style, we also learn about the young Jacob and his rather unhealthy, interdependent relationship with his younger brother, Willi.Interspersed with these two segments is a retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty, Three interwoven stories.The main plot deals with the folklorist Jacob Grimm, nearing the end of his life and in failing health He is cared for by his niece, Auguste, and a servingman, Kummel The relationships between all three are fraught with tension and secrets.In flashback style, we also learn about the young Jacob and his rather unhealthy, interdependent relationship with his younger brother, Willi.Interspersed with these two segments is a retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty, mixed with elements of other fairytales and some entirely new additions.By an Oxford grad, the book is surely not without literary merit, but I wished that the story had focused less on Auguste s angst andon the historical details of the Grimms lives and work I had hoped to come away from reading this book feeling that I knew muchabout the brothers but I didn t.I liked the fairytale segment, but its function ...

  6. Kimberlee says:

    SPOILERS I was disappointed by this book A weave of three different stories, there is some confusion as to how they do, or even should, relate to one another The main plot revolves around an elderly Jacob Grimm and his niece Auguste travelling to the place of his birth where she hopes to learn the answer to a question that has consumed her.The second plot describes the early lives of Jacob and his younger brother Wilhelm, their relationship, and Jacob s sense of duty to his family SPOILERS I was disappointed by this book A weave of three different stories, there is some confusion as to how they do, or even should, relate to one another The main plot revolves around an elderly Jacob Grimm and his niece A...

  7. Jamie Kimmel says:

    FYI This book is NOT for kids It s rather dark and I was a little traumatized after reading the implied narcolepsy rape that the rose prince committed on the rose princess Later, I read online that the original Grimm version of Sleeping Beauty does tell that the princess was impregnated and gave birth while still sleeping under the curse Who thought it was a good idea to publish these as kid stories The characters are well portrayed I could feel the hopelessness and resignation of the rose FYI This book is NOT for kids It s rather dark and I was a little traumatized after reading the implied narcolepsy rape that the rose prince committed on the rose princess Later, I read online that the original Grimm version of Sleeping Beauty does tell that the princess was impregnated and gave...

  8. Samuel Valentino says:

    It s an engaging booK, that s really three stories in one The frame story is somewhat slow, but that s in the nature of the story that s being told The other two stories areinteresting, one being parts of the life of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and the other a retelling of a fairy tale.Once things really got started, I enjoyed reading it However, I gave it only three stars for two reasons.SPOILER ALERTMy first is basically the structure of the modern novel vs that of a fairy tale or even It s an engaging booK, that s really three stories in one The frame story is somewhat slow, but that s in the nature of the story that s being told The other two stories areinteresting, one being parts of the life of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and the other a retelling of a fairy tale.Once things really got started, I enjoyed reading it However, I gave it only three stars for two reasons.SPOILER ALERTMy first is basically the structure of the modern novel vs that of a fairy tale or even biography Novels tend to come to a stopping point rather than a conclusion, whereas the other two generally have a beginning, middle, and end Not that that s a bad thing in either case, but since this book was both biography and fairy tale, the open endedness of it detracted from the book, at least for me.The second was the retelling of the fairy tale While I li...

  9. Stephanie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILER ALERT horrible book i had this book on my to read book for years i kept checking it out and life got in the way so this year i made myself read it the odd numbered chapters were 2 stories in one that had something to do with each other the even numbered chapters had nothing to do with the odd chapters i hated reading the odd chapters they were boring the even numbered chapters were good at first but the last few chapters were disgusting and disturbing why did the mother have SPOILER ALERT horrible book i had this book on my to ...

  10. Grace says:

    There s a lot of meat to this story a man growing old, a lifetime of responsibilities piled up behind him a woman whose life is on pause until she gathers the courage to ask the question burning a hole in her mind the backstory of a well known childhood tale And that s not even counting the historical context that pokes through in parts of Grimm s life, particularly as his deeply held belief in the unification of Germany s many little kingdoms conflicts with the world events around him Then There s a lot of meat to thi...

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