grimm, the brothers

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Grimm, the brothers definition

Two German authors of the early nineteenth century, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, remembered mostly for their collection of fairy tales. Usually called Grimm's Fairy Tales, it includes “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and many others.

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