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Children's and Household Stories

Commonly known as Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimm brothers
Wilhelm Grimm (left) &
Jacob Grimm (right)

These ancient European folk tales were transcribed from local storytellers by the Grimm brothers in the early 19th century.

Several editions were published from 1812 to 1857, and the latest (seventh edition) contained the 211 tales listed below.

They are from Margarate Hunt's 1844 translation into English and the approximate narration time is given for each story.

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Approximate narration
time (minutes)
Word
count
sort sort sort
160A riddling tale 1 186
139The maid of Brakel 1 191
117The wilful child 1 198
203The rose 1 211
140Domestic servants 1 213
155Brides on their trial 1 213
150The old beggar-woman 1 220
145The ungrateful son 1 224
138Knoist and his three sons 1 234
200The golden key 1 240
207Our lady's little glass 1 251
210The hazel-branch 1 257
156Odds and ends 1 261
151The three sluggards 2 280
159The Ditmarsch tale of wonders 2 291
172The sole 2 296
205God's food 2 297
173The bittern and the hoopoe 2 298
194The ear of corn 2 298
103Sweet Porridge 2 299
190The crumbs on the table 2 306
086The fox and the geese 2 309
078The old man and his grandson 2 311
162The wise servant 2 313
167The peasant in heaven 2 314
184The nail 2 321
109The shroud 2 326
149The beam 2 336
075The fox and the cat 2 361
043Frau Trude 2 365
153The star-money 2 396
208The aged mother 2 397
079The water-nixe 2 406
154The stolen farthings 2 406
158The tale of Cockaigne 2 409
152The shepherd boy 3 419
131Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie 3 423
148The Lord's animals and the Devil's 3 428
170Sharing joy and sorrow 3 437
189The peasant and the devil 3 438
074Gossip wolf and the fox (The fox and his cousin)3 444
041Herr Korbes 3 461
202The twelve apostles 3 461
072The wolf and the man 3 470
143Going a-travelling 3 483
084Hans married 3 502
112The flail from heaven 3 507
066The Rabbit's Bride 3 512
030The Louse and the Flea 3 515
018Straw, Coal, and Bean 3 526
168Lean Lisa 3 527
132The fox and the horse 3 543
204Poverty and humility lead to heaven 3 570
209The heavenly wedding 4 573
105Stories about snakes 4 574
115The bright sun brings it to light 4 605
023The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage 4 629
176The duration of life 4 642
177Death's messengers 4 646
147The old man made young again 4 653
042The Godfather 4 686
141The lambkin and the little fish 4 714
080The death of the little hen 5 733
180Eve's various children
5 733
124The three brothers 5 738
073The wolf and the fox 5 778
137The three black princesses 5 788
028The Singing Bone 5 801
183The giant and the tailor 5 801
196Old Rinkrank 5 819
035The Tailor in Heaven 5 834
128The lazy spinner 5 853
038The Wedding of Mrs Fox 5 855
098Doctor Know-all 5 867
174The owl 6 894
068The Thief and His Master 6 903
142Simeli mountain 6 907
062The Queen Bee 6 910
010The Pack of Ragamuffins 6 912
048Old Sultan 6 919
175The moon 6 926
102The willow-wren and the bear 6 976
123The old woman in the wood 6 979
077Clever Gretel 6 999
025The Seven Ravens 7 1,000
033The Three Languages 7 1,004
014The Three Spinners 7 1,009
069Jorinda and Joringel 7 1,010
051Foundling Bird (Fundevogel) 7 1,014
157The sparrow and his four children 7 1,015
070The three children of fortune 7 1,042
002Cat and Mouse in Partnership 7 1,051
206The three green twigs 7 1,051
182The little folks' presents 7 1,055
164Lazy Harry 7 1,068
063The Three Feathers 7 1,073
082Gambling Hansel 7 1,075
005The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats 7 1,114
119The Seven Swabians 7 1,119
067The Twelve Huntsmen 8 1,124
032Clever Hans 8 1,126
008The Wonderful Musician 8 1,126
197The crystal ball 8 1,139
118The three army-surgeons 8 1,148
188The spindle, the shuttle, and the needle8 1,163
151aThe twelve idle servants 8 1,170
055Rumpelstiltskin 8 1,179
022The Riddle 8 1,203
201St. Joseph in the forest 8 1,225
171The willow-wren 8 1,234
024Mother Hulda 8 1,253
044Godfather Death 8 1,254
120The three apprentices 8 1,258
146The turnip 8 1,290
185The poor boy in the grave 9 1,327
125The devil and his grandmother 9 1,332
100The Devil's sooty brother 9 1,342
114The cunning little tailor 9 1,357
026Little Red Cap 9 1,361
144The donkey 9 1,363
050Sleeping Beauty 9 1,374
040The Robber Bridegroom 9 1,392
027The Bremen Town Musicians 9 1,394
191The sea-hare 9 1,397
039The Elves (and the Shoemaker) 9 1,399
058The Dog and the Sparrow 9 1,412
034Clever Else 10 1,455
046Fitcher's Bird 10 1,458
187The hare and the hedgehog 10 1,458
095Old Hildebrand 10 1,470
094The peasant's wise daughter 10 1,484
106The poor miller's boy and the cat 10 1,487
096The three little birds 10 1,503
178Master Pfriem (Master Cobbler's Awl) 10 1,505
056Roland 10 1,508
016The Three Snake Leaves 10 1,530
199The boots of buffalo-leather 10 1,530
133The shoes that were danced to pieces 10 1,532
195The grave-mound 10 1,544
001The Frog King or Iron Henry 10 1,561
135The white bride and the black one 11 1,654
017The White Snake 11 1,665
012Rapunzel 11 1,694
104Wise folks 11 1,699
052King Thrushbeard 11 1,702
064The Golden Goose 11 1,710
129The four skilful brothers 12 1,764
045Thumbling's Travels (Thumbling as Journeyman)12 1,768
087The poor man and the rich man 12 1,798
116The blue light 12 1,866
076The pink (Carnation) 12 1,875
007The Good Bargain 12 1,899
110The jew among thorns 12 1,910
099The spirit in the glass bottle 12 1,911
091The gnome 13 1,926
169The hut in the forest 13 1,955
003Our Lady's Child 13 1,965
085The gold-children 13 1,993
198Maid Maleen 14 2,065
126Ferdinand the faithful 14 2,068
101Bearskin 14 2,072
013The Three Little Men in the Wood 14 2,115
108Hans-my-Hedgehog 14 2,117
071Six soldiers of fortune 14 2,118
049The Six Swans 14 2,145
083Hans in luck 14 2,145
009The Twelve Brothers 14 2,152
061The Little Peasant 14 2,180
089The goose girl 15 2,222
121The king's son who feared nothing 15 2,234
181The nixe of the mill-pond 15 2,234
065All Kinds of Fur (Allerleirauh) 15 2,237
127The iron stove 15 2,258
093The raven 16 2,346
037Thumbling (Tom Thumb) 16 2,362
097The water of life 16 2,383
054The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn 16 2,410
088The singing, springing lark 16 2,415
031The Girl Without Hands 16 2,432
163The glass coffin 17 2,454
011The Brother and Sister 17 2,469
111The skilful huntsman 17 2,511
161Snow-White and Rose-Red 17 2,518
092The king of the golden mountain 17 2,522
130One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes 18 2,698
059Frederick and Catherine 18 2,706
166Strong Hans 18 2,710
029The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs18 2,720
186The true bride 19 2,735
021Cinderella 19 2,763
122Donkey cabbages 19 2,785
134The six servants 19 2,872
015Hansel and Gretel 20 2,947
165The griffin 20 2,975
019The Fisherman and His Wife 20 3,005
047The Almond Tree (Juniper Tree) 20 3,042
192The master-thief 21 3,117
090The young giant 22 3,153
053Snow White 22 3,173
057The Golden Bird 22 3,211
006Faithful John 22 3,212
136Iron John 22 3,301
020The Gallant Tailor (Seven at One Blow)23 3,396
113The two kings' children 24 3,582
193The drummer 27 3,926
036The Wishing Table, the Gold Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack27 3,945
004The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was274,024
179The goose-girl at the well 27 4,025
081Brother Lustig 29 4,319
107The two travellers 29 4,344
060The Two Brothers 60 8,647
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