A mother threatening to eat her own children because there is nothing else to eat? Rapunzel impregnated by her prince? The evil queen, Snow White's biological mother and not her stepmother, plotting to kill her daughter? Cinderella's stepsisters slicing off parts of their own feet in order to fit into the glass slipper?
First published in 1812 with seven further editions, each of them more child friendly and with the addition of Christian references, to follow. This, the first edition of the Brothers Grimm, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm as translated into English for the first time, reveals an unsanitised version of the stories that have been told at bedtime for more than 200 years.
What thinks you? Too scary for bedtime as the poll in this article suggests or as Frank Zipes, author of this latest edition, says in this article is it time for parents and publishers to stop dumbing down the tales for children?