Today’s birthday celebration is for one-half of the famous literary duo — the Brothers Grimm. Wilhelm Carl Grimm was born on February 24, 1786. He was the younger brother of Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, who was born on January 4, 1785. They are best known for their collection of folktales. They gathered these stories from oral traditions they recorded from ordinary people and other tales written in various manuscripts and books. In 1812, they published their first edition of Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales), which we now call Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
The collection was revised, updated with additional stories, and republished multiple times until 1857. The first edition began with 86 stories and grew to 210 unique fairy tales in the final 1857 edition. Today, the Brothers Grimm is a household name. Their work has been translated and adapted for plays, movies, cartoons, and other works.
I think I will indulge in a bit of reading today.
Did you write yesterday? Are you writing today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer