The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom


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'Then she began to run, and she ran over the sharp stones and through the thorns, and the wild animals bounded past her ...'

Four weird, dark and enchanting fairy-tales from the Brothers Grimm.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Jacob Ludwig Karl (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Karl (1786-1859) are the Brothers Grimm. Their Selected Tales are also available in Penguin Classics.

This book contains the following stories: The Master Huntsman, The Robber Bridegroom, The Devil's Three Golden Hairs, The Six Servants, The Bremen Town Band, Snowwhite, and Lazy Harry.

Title:The Robber Bridegroom
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    The Robber Bridegroom Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    Grimm wrote some really dark fairy tales, and whilst The Robbers Bridegroom is a good example it is not by far the strongest. The story follows a young girl who is to be married; her bridegroom emits ...

  • Sam Quixote

    This Penguin Little Black Classic collects seven of the Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales: The Master Huntsman, The Robber Bridegroom, The Devil’s Three Golden Hairs, The Six Servants, The Bremen Town ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    A pretty good collection of Grimm's stories. Not my favorite, but still a fun read, which is definitely something you always get when you read any stories by the Brothers Grimm....

  • Darwin8u

    “The cook was ordered to stew them in salt, and the wicked woman devoured them, thinking she had eaten the liver and lungs of Snowwhite.” ― The Brother's Grimm, "Snowwhite"Vol N° 68 of my Pengu...

  • Nicay (dearnicay)

    Nothing beats the original Grimm Fairy tales. Full review to come....

  • Marjolein (UrlPhantomhive)

    This was an interesting edition, which featured some well-known and some lesser known fairy tales from the Grimm Brothers. The titular story tells of a young girl who finds out her intended is not all...

  • Michelle Curie

    "Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who is the fairest of us all?" Who doesn't know the famous story of Snowwhite? If you are not familiar with the original fairy tale penned down by the Grimm brothers, t...

  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)

    3.5 stars. Utterly (and possibly unintentionally) hilarious, as long as you don't think too hard about them! They might begin with 'Once upon a time' byt these stories bear only a passing resemblance ...

  • Lisa

    This little collection of seven tales from the Brothers Grimm – The Master Huntsman, The Robber Bridegroom, The Devil’s Three Golden Hairs, The Six Servants, The Bremen Town Band, Snowwhite, and L...

  • ? Crystal ?

    4 stars. This is a tale I haven't heard before. I think this would have given me nightmares for ages if I had heard this one as a kid. ...