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Grimm's Last Fairytale free pdf 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.

About Haydn Middleton

After graduating from New College, Oxford, in 1976, " Haydn Middleton "has taught and lectured in history. He is also the author of six acclaimed novels. He lives in Oxford, England, with his two children.

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Author : Haydn Middleton
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Data Published : 01 May 2002
ISBN : 0312288581
EAN : 9780312288587
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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