Ashliman. Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales

Today's free book is The Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales compiled, translated, and classified by D. L. Ashliman. You can find out more about this book in the Brothers Grimm (Ashliman) unit of the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. This is not a complete translation, but it is an extremely useful selection of stories.

The book is available at Dan Ashliman's website, which is an amazing resource not just for Brothers Grimm but for all kinds of folktale and mythological texts from around the world.




  1. The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich (Der Froschkönig oder der eiserne Heinrich)
  2. Cat and Mouse in Partnership (Katze und Maus in Gesellschaft)
  3. Mary's Child (Marienkind)
  4. The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear (Märchen von einem, der auszog das Fürchten zu lernen)
  5. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids (Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein)
  6. Faithful Johannes (Der treue Johannes)
  7. The Good Bargain (Der gute Handel)
  8. The Strange Musician (Der wunderliche Spielmann)
  9. The Twelve Brothers (Die zwölf Brüder)
  10. The Pack of Scoundrels (Das Lumpengesindel)
  11. Little Brother and Little Sister (Brüderchen und Schwesterchen)
  12. Rapunzel (Rapunzel)
  13. The Three Little Men in the Woods (Die drei Männlein im Walde)
  14. The Three Spinning Women (Die drei Spinnerinnen)
  15. Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel)
  16. Straw, Coal, and Bean (Strohhalm, Kohle und Bohne)
  17. The Fisherman and His Wife (Von dem Fischer un syner Fru)
  18. The Brave Little Tailor (Das tapfere Schneiderlein)
  19. Cinderella (Aschenputtel)
  20. The Riddle (Das Rätsel)
  21. The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage (Von dem Mäuschen, Vögelchen und der Bratwurst)
  22. Frau Holle (Frau Holle)
  23. The Seven Ravens (Die sieben Raben)
  24. Little Red Cap (Rotkäppchen)
  25. The Bremen Town Musicians (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten)
  26. The Singing Bone (Der singende Knochen)
  27. Little Louse and Little Flea (Läuschen und Flöhchen)
  28. The Girl without Hands (Das Mädchen ohne Hände)
  29. Clever Hans (Der gescheite Hans)
  30. The Tailor in Heaven (Der Schneider im Himmel)
  31. Table-Be-Set, Gold-Donkey, and Cudgel-out-of-the-Sack (Tischchendeckdich, Goldesel und Knüppel aus dem Sack)
  32. Mrs. Fox's Wedding (Die Hochzeit der Frau Füchsin)
  33. The Elves (Die Wichtelmänner)
  34. The Robber Bridegroom (Der Räuberbräutigam)
  35. Herr Korbes (Herr Korbes)
  36. The Godfather (Der Herr Gevatter)
  37. Frau Trude (Frau Trude)
  38. Godfather Death (Der Gevatter Tod)
  39. Fitcher's Bird (Fitchers Vogel)
  40. The Juniper Tree (Von dem Machandelboom)
  41. Old Sultan (Der alte Sultan)
  42. The Six Swans (Die sechs Schwäne)
  43. Little Brier-Rose (Dornröschen)
  44. Foundling-Bird (Fundevogel)
  45. King Thrushbeard (König Drosselbart)
  46. Little Snow-White (Sneewittchen)
  47. Hans Dumb (Hans Dumm)
  48. Rumpelstiltskin (Rumpelstilzchen)
  49. Sweetheart Roland (Der Liebste Roland)
  50. The Little Peasant (Das Bürle)
  51. The Three Feathers (Die drei Federn)
  52. All-Kinds-Of-Fur (Allerleirauh)
  53. The Hare's Bride (Häsichenbraut)
  54. The Twelve Huntsmen (Die zwölf Jäger)
  55. The Wolf and the Man (Der Wolf und der Mensch)
  56. The Fox and the Cat (Der Fuchs und die Katze)
  57. Clever Gretel (Das kluge Gretel)
  58. The Old Grandfather and His Grandson (Der alte Großvater und der Enkel)
  59. The Water Nixie (Die Wassernixe)
  60. The Death of the Little Hen (Von dem Tode des Hühnchens)
  61. Hans in Luck (Hans im Glück)
  62. The Singing, Springing Lark (Das singende springende Löweneckerchen)
  63. The Goose-Girl (Die Gänsemagd)
  64. The Young Giant (Der junge Riese)
  65. Old Hildebrand (Der alte Hildebrand)
  66. Dr. Know-All (Doktor Allwissend)
  67. The Spirit in the Glass Bottle (Der Geist im Glas)
  68. Bearskin (Der Bärenhäuter)
  69. Sweet Porridge (Der süße Brei)
  70. The Clever People (Die klugen Leute)
  71. The Two Travelers (Die beiden Wanderer)
  72. Hans-My-Hedgehog (Hans mein Igel)
  73. The Burial Shirt (The Little Shroud) (Das Totenhemdchen)
  74. The Jew in the Thorns (Der Jude im Dorn)
  75. The Blue Light (Das blaue Licht)
  76. The Willful Child (Das eigensinnige Kind)
  77. The Seven Swabians (Die sieben Schwaben)
  78. The Old Woman in the Woods (Die Alte im Wald)
  79. The Lazy Spinning Woman (Die faule Spinnerin)
  80. Fair Katrinelje and Pif Paf Poltrie (Die schöne Katrinelje und Pif Paf Poltrie)
  81. The Fox and the Horse (Der Fuchs und das Pferd)
  82. The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces (Die zertanzten Schuhe)
  83. Iron Hans (Der Eisenhans)
  84. Knoist and His Three Sons (Knoist un sine dre Sühne)
  85. The Little Lamb and the Little Fish (Das Lämmchen und Fischchen)
  86. Simeli Mountain (Simeliberg)
  87. Going Traveling (Up Reisen gohn)
  88. The Little Donkey (Das Eselein)
  89. The Ungrateful Son (Der undankbare Sohn)
  90. The Little Old Man Made Young by Fire (Das junggeglühte Männlein)
  91. The Rooster Beam (Der Hahnenbalken)
  92. The Old Beggar Woman (Die alte Bettelfrau)
  93. The Three Lazy Ones (Die drei Faulen)
  94. The Star Talers (Die Sterntaler)
  95. The Stolen Farthing (Der gestohlene Heller)
  96. Choosing a Bride (Die Brautschau)
  97. The Hurds (Die Schlickerlinge)
  98. A Riddling Tale (Rätselmärchen)
  99. The Clever Servant (Der kluge Knecht)
  100. Lazy Heinz (Der faule Heinz)
  101. Lean Lisa (Die hagere Liese)
  102. The Duration of Life (Die Lebenszeit)
  103. Death's Messengers (Die Boten des Todes)
  104. Eve's Unequal Children (Die ungleichen Kinder Evas)
  105. The Nixie in the Pond (Die Nixe im Teich)
  106. The Gifts of the Little People (Die Geschenke des kleinen Volkes)
  107. The Nail (Der Nagel)
  108. The Hare and the Hedgehog (Der Hase und der Igel. This link is to a High German translation of the Grimms' original Low German text.)
  109. Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle (Spindel, Weberschiffchen und Nadel)
  110. The Peasant and the Devil (Der Bauer und der Teufel)
  111. The Crumbs on the Table (Die Brosamen auf dem Tisch)
  112. The Ear of Grain (Die Kornähre)
  113. The Golden Key (Der goldene Schlüssel)
  114. The Twelve Apostles (Die zwölf Apostel)
  115. The Rose (Die Rose)
  116. God's Food (Gottes Speise)

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