AS YOU HAVE SEEN THERE ARE REMARKABLE AUTHORS:
1. CHARLES PERRAULT
2. GRIMM BROTHERS
3. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
He was born in Paris, France in 1628 and died in 1703. This writer was a leading intellectual of his time. His narratives belonged to a story-telling tradition that has been
shared by countless generations. Not having invented these tales, he gave them literary legitimacy. A slender book of his own creation was published in 1967 containing 8 simple stories called "Stories or Tales from Time Past" which had a clear moral objective.
Charles Perrault wrote these unforgettable titles for children:
The sleeping beauty in the wood.
Little red riding hood.
The master cat or Puss in boots
Cinderella or The little glass slipper
Ricky of the tuft
He also wrote three verse narratives: Griselda, The ridiculous wishes, Donkey skin.
Jacob and Wilhelm were born in 1785 and 1786 respectively in Hanau, Germany. They were two of the nine children. In 1791 the family moved to Steinau. Unfortunately, their father died in 1796 and three children had died as well. In 1798 the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm moved to their aunt´s house in Kassel. There they started to study at University of Marburg.
By 1806 they begun to collect folktales. Two years later, their mother and a sister died , thus Jacob started to work as a librarian. In 1812 The Grimm brothers published volume one of "Children and household tales", which contained 86 folktales, later the final version of this book would consist of 200 numbered stories plus 10 children legends. In 1814 the book became the best known and most influential one ever created in the German language.
In 1816 the brothers published a new collection called Deutsche Sagen with 585 German legends. In 1819 They received honorary doctorates from the University of Marburg. In 1829 the Grimms worked as librarians and professors at university. Between 1837 and 1841 they participated in a formal protest and then they decided to work in the university of Berlin. 1842-1852 the brothers gave up their jobs in order to dedicate themselves to their own studies and research. In 1859 Wilhelm Grimm died and four years later his brother having left a great and valued variety of tales for children such as:
Hansel and Gretel
Cinderella and Little red riding hood .
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
He was born on April, 2nd in 1805 in Odense, Denmark and died August , 4th in 1875. Hans´ personal experience was a product of two towns, two social environments, two worlds and two ages. He wrotes many tales,novelas and plays.
In 1816 his father died ill as a soldier during the Napoleonic Wars and his mother remarried in 1818. In 1819 having tried luck at the Royal theatre in Copemhagen as a singer or dancer, he got that influential people worried about his education. In 1822 a theatre manager became his guardian.
In 1826 Hans C. Andersen wrote his famous poem "the dying child". In next year he managed to publish a number of poems in a journal at secondary school. The dying child
book appeared in both Danish and German versions.
In 1828 Andersen passed his leaving examination and he graduated . In 1829 he debuted with his first prose work and first play successfully. Then, in 1831 he wrote a collection of poems and published his first travel account. The following year he got a role in an opera and wrote his first autobiography unknown until 1926.