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Children's and Household Stories

Commonly known as Grimms' Fairy Tales

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These ancient European folk tales were transcribed from local storytellers by the Grimm brothers in the early 19th century.

Grimm brothers
Wilhelm Grimm (left) &
Jacob Grimm (right)

Several editions were published from 1812 to 1857, and the latest (seventh edition) contained the 211 tales listed below.

They are from Margarate Hunt's 1844 translation into English and the approximate narration time is given for each story.


Grimm brothers
1st edition, 1812

Grimm brothers
4th edition, 1840
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001The Frog King or Iron Henry 10 1,561
002Cat and Mouse in Partnership 7 1,051
003Our Lady's Child 13 1,965
004The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was274,024
005The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats7 1,114
006Faithful John 22 3,212
007The Good Bargain 12 1,899
008The Wonderful Musician 8 1,126
009The Twelve Brothers 14 2,152
010The Pack of Ragamuffins 6 912
011The Brother and Sister 17 2,469
012Rapunzel 11 1,694
013The Three Little Men in the Wood14 2,115
014The Three Spinners 7 1,009
015Hansel and Gretel 20 2,947
016The Three Snake Leaves 10 1,530
017The White Snake 11 1,665
018Straw, Coal, and Bean 3 526
019The Fisherman and His Wife 20 3,005
020The Gallant Tailor (Seven at One Blow)233,396
021Cinderella 19 2,763
022The Riddle 8 1,203
023The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage4 629
024Mother Hulda 8 1,253
025The Seven Ravens 7 1,000
026Little Red Cap 9 1,361
027The Bremen Town Musicians 9 1,394
028The Singing Bone 5 801
029The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs182,720
030The Louse and the Flea 3 515
031The Girl Without Hands 16 2,432
032Clever Hans 8 1,126
033The Three Languages 7 1,004
034Clever Else 10 1,455
035The Tailor in Heaven 5 834
036The Wishing Table, the Gold Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack273,945
037Thumbling (Tom Thumb) 16 2,362
038The Wedding of Mrs Fox 5 855
039The Elves (and the Shoemaker)9 1,399
040The Robber Bridegroom 9 1,392
041Herr Korbes 3 461
042The Godfather 4 686
043Frau Trude 2 365
044Godfather Death 8 1,254
045Thumbling's Travels (Thumbling as Journeyman)121,768
046Fitcher's Bird 10 1,458
047The Almond Tree (Juniper Tree)20 3,042
048Old Sultan 6 919
049The Six Swans 14 2,145
050Sleeping Beauty 9 1,374
051Foundling Bird (Fundevogel) 7 1,014
052King Thrushbeard 11 1,702
053Snow White 22 3,173
054The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn16 2,410
055Rumpelstiltskin 8 1,179
056Roland 10 1,508
057The Golden Bird 22 3,211
058The Dog and the Sparrow 9 1,412
059Frederick and Catherine 18 2,706
060The Two Brothers 60 8,647
061The Little Peasant 14 2,180
062The Queen Bee 6 910
063The Three Feathers 7 1,073
064The Golden Goose 11 1,710
065All Kinds of Fur (Allerleirauh)15 2,237
066The Rabbit's Bride 3 512
067The Twelve Huntsmen 8 1,124
068The Thief and His Master 6 903
069Jorinda and Joringel 7 1,010
070The three children of fortune7 1,042
071Six soldiers of fortune 14 2,118
072The wolf and the man 3 470
073The wolf and the fox 5 778
074Gossip wolf and the fox (The fox and his cousin)3444
075The fox and the cat 2 361
076The pink (Carnation) 12 1,875
077Clever Gretel 6 999
078The old man and his grandson 2 311
079The water-nixe 2 406
080The death of the little hen 5 733
081Brother Lustig 29 4,319
082Gambling Hansel 7 1,075
083Hans in luck 14 2,145
084Hans married 3 502
085The gold-children 13 1,993
086The fox and the geese 2 309
087The poor man and the rich man12 1,798
088The singing, springing lark 16 2,415
089The goose girl 15 2,222
090The young giant 22 3,153
091The gnome 13 1,926
092The king of the golden mountain17 2,522
093The raven 16 2,346
094The peasant's wise daughter 10 1,484
095Old Hildebrand 10 1,470
096The three little birds 10 1,503
097The water of life 16 2,383
098Doctor Know-all 5 867
099The spirit in the glass bottle12 1,911
100The Devil's sooty brother 9 1,342
101Bearskin 14 2,072
102The willow-wren and the bear 6 976
103Sweet Porridge 2 299
104Wise folks 11 1,699
105Stories about snakes 4 574
106The poor miller's boy and the cat10 1,487
107The two travellers 29 4,344
108Hans-my-Hedgehog 14 2,117
109The shroud 2 326
110The jew among thorns 12 1,910
111The skilful huntsman 17 2,511
112The flail from heaven 3 507
113The two kings' children 24 3,582
114The cunning little tailor 9 1,357
115The bright sun brings it to light4 605
116The blue light 12 1,866
117The wilful child 1 198
118The three army-surgeons 8 1,148
119The Seven Swabians 7 1,119
120The three apprentices 8 1,258
121The king's son who feared nothing15 2,234
122Donkey cabbages 19 2,785
123The old woman in the wood 6 979
124The three brothers 5 738
125The devil and his grandmother9 1,332
126Ferdinand the faithful 14 2,068
127The iron stove 15 2,258
128The lazy spinner 5 853
129The four skilful brothers 12 1,764
130One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes18 2,698
131Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie3 423
132The fox and the horse 3 543
133The shoes that were danced to pieces101,532
134The six servants 19 2,872
135The white bride and the black one11 1,654
136Iron John 22 3,301
137The three black princesses 5 788
138Knoist and his three sons 1 234
139The maid of Brakel 1 191
140Domestic servants 1 213
141The lambkin and the little fish4 714
142Simeli mountain 6 907
143Going a-travelling 3 483
144The donkey 9 1,363
145The ungrateful son 1 224
146The turnip 8 1,290
147The old man made young again 4 653
148The Lord's animals and the Devil's3 428
149The beam 2 336
150The old beggar-woman 1 220
151The three sluggards 2 280
151aThe twelve idle servants 8 1,170
152The shepherd boy 3 419
153The star-money 2 396
154The stolen farthings 2 406
155Brides on their trial 1 213
156Odds and ends 1 261
157The sparrow and his four children7 1,015
158The tale of Cockaigne 2 409
159The Ditmarsch tale of wonders2 291
160A riddling tale 1 186
161Snow-White and Rose-Red 17 2,518
162The wise servant 2 313
163The glass coffin 17 2,454
164Lazy Harry 7 1,068
165The griffin 20 2,975
166Strong Hans 18 2,710
167The peasant in heaven 2 314
168Lean Lisa 3 527
169The hut in the forest 13 1,955
170Sharing joy and sorrow 3 437
171The willow-wren 8 1,234
172The sole 2 296
173The bittern and the hoopoe 2 298
174The owl 6 894
175The moon 6 926
176The duration of life 4 642
177Death's messengers 4 646
178Master Pfriem (Master Cobbler's Awl)101,505
179The goose-girl at the well 27 4,025
180Eve's various children 5 733
181The nixe of the mill-pond 15 2,234
182The little folks' presents 7 1,055
183The giant and the tailor 5 801
184The nail 2 321
185The poor boy in the grave 9 1,327
186The true bride 19 2,735
187The hare and the hedgehog 10 1,458
188The spindle, the shuttle, and the needle81,163
189The peasant and the devil 3 438
190The crumbs on the table 2 306
191The sea-hare 9 1,397
192The master-thief 21 3,117
193The drummer 27 3,926
194The ear of corn 2 298
195The grave-mound 10 1,544
196Old Rinkrank 5 819
197The crystal ball 8 1,139
198Maid Maleen 14 2,065
199The boots of buffalo-leather 10 1,530
200The golden key 1 240
201St. Joseph in the forest 8 1,225
202The twelve apostles 3 461
203The rose 1 211
204Poverty and humility lead to heaven3 570
205God's food 2 297
206The three green twigs 7 1,051
207Our lady's little glass 1 251
208The aged mother 2 397
209The heavenly wedding 4 573
210The hazel-branch 1 257