Book Reviews of Clever Maids: The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales

Clever Maids: The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales
Clever Maids The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales
Author: Valerie Paradiz
ISBN-13: 9780465054916
ISBN-10: 0465054919
Publication Date: 7/5/2005
Pages: 222
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Clever Maids: The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales on + 31 more book reviews
Very interesting, well-researched (but surprisingly short!) look at the story behind the Grimm Fairy Tales. A must-read for any Grimm enthusiast.
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Not a bad book, all in all. I had quibbles along the way, but enjoyed the writing and the story it had to tell. Paradiz tells fairy tales and discusses their cultural meaning of their time while telling the story of the Grimm brothers and their legendary work, which happned before, during, the after the Napoleonic wars. I found the historical context the best part, and enjoyed the retelling of tales and their cultural context, next.
The discussion of womens' issues and then the issue of those extra sons who had no inheritance by the standards of the time, those were interesting as well. Overall, worth the read.