The uncensored Grimm fairy tales are even more grim than you thought


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An illustration from page 7 of Mjallhvít (Snow White) an 1852 icelandic translation of the Grimm-version fairytale.

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(RNS) The Grimm fairy tales you're familiar with include added Christian elements and nothing that would offend a middle-class religious sensibility. Now you can read the gruesome originals.