A darker but enchanting collection of fairy tales.
This new edition of Peake’s illustrated Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm was originally published in 1946 and this is the first time it has been made available since then with the original colour illustrations. Like the Grimms’ stories, Peake’s illustrations combine the comic and the sinister and evoke a strong sense of childhood fear and humour. Stories by Grimm remain popular to this day, and as well as some of the best loved stories such as Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and Cinderella, this book includes a number of less familiar tales. This beautiful new edition will be welcomed by Peake fans and children alike.
'.....whether the tale is familiar or unfamiliar, the audience child or adult, the Grimms’ stories possess a charm that defies both time and age........the tales are clever and often include both a realism and a wittiness...-opmatters.com 17/09/2012
Mervyn Peake (1911 – 1968) was a prolific writer and artist. He is best known as the author of the Gormenghast trilogy,
but he was also an extremely talented illustrator, producing illustrations to his own works as well as numerous other books,
including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting the Snark and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.