Grimms Last Fairytale



Grimms 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. Best Read Grimms Last Fairytale By Haydn Middleton For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Grimms Last Fairytale
  • Haydn Middleton
  • English
  • 04 February 2018
  • 0312288581

10 thoughts on “Grimms 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. Liubov says:

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  3. 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 Slee...

  4. 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.T SPOILERS I was disappointed by this book A weave of...

  5. 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 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 king before he left his home I thought his mother was very wise in what she said about him being a prince and there are other worlds than ...

  6. 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 liked it although here, too, the ending was vague, if not unresolved , I didn t see its c...

  7. 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 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...

  8. 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 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 ...

  9. Mary-Beth says:

    It was difficult to become interested in the story, as it really consisted of three stories intertwined, a tale of Jacob Grimm s past, his present and a bizarre and at times gruesome fairy tale I assume the fairy tale was supposed to somehow add meaning to the other two parts of the novel, but if it was, I have no real idea what it was supposed to mean And the main story was quite unusual, with the female character bent on discovering the answer to a particular question with an obsessive focus It was difficult to become interested in the story, as it really consisted of three stories intertwined, a tale of Jacob Grimm s past, his present and a bizarre and at times gruesome fairy tale I as...

  10. Charlene says:

    I was disappointed with it It was confusing and a little slow because two stories were being told at the same time The first was one about one of the Grimm Brothers on vacation with his neice visiting his birthplace The other was a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story which was kinda interesting and like a typical grimm fairytale not the disney version kinda gruesome There were also a few scenes I had to skip over It did give you a sense of the Grimm Brothers and I would actually like to I was disappointed with it It was con...

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