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Grimm's Household Tales
Grimm's Household Tales

Grimm's Household Tales

By Wilhelm Grimm, Illustrated by Mervyn Peake


320 Pages, 6.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $29.99)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9780712358583

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Feb 2012)

Price: $24.99


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 color illustrations. Like the Grimms' stories, Peake's illustrations combine the comic and the sinister and evoke a strong sense of childhood fear and humor. 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. The beautiful new edition will be welcomed by Peake fans and children alike.


"One of my most treasured possessions. The illustrations by Mervyn Peake complement the stories perfectly. His lovely, eccentric, unsettling images are part of what has always made the book special to me."  —Sarah Waters, author, The Paying Guests

Author Biography

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.