Sunday, July 7, 2013

LX Magazine's Tribute to 200th Anniversary of Grimms Household Tales - Sneewittchen (Tale 2 of 5)

"Snow White" Photography Joshua Wilcoxon for Wilcoxon photography Makeup/Hair Angelique Verver for Platinum Imagination
Tale two from the 200th Anniversary Grimm's Household Tales Tribute by Lx Magazine: Illuminating Luxury. Enjoy.
- FTNH aka Fairy Tale News Hound aka Gypsy
Sneewittchen - Little Snow-White 
“And thus Snow-White lay for a long, long time, and still only looked as though she were asleep; for she was even now as white as snow, and as red as blood, and as black as ebony. At last a prince came and called at the dwarfs’ house; and he saw Snow-White and read what was written in golden letters. Then he offered the dwarfs money, and earnestly prayed them to let him take her away; but they said, ‘We will not part with her for all the gold in the world.’ At last, however, they had pity on him, and gave him the coffin; but the moment he lifted it up to carry it home with him, the piece of apple fell from between her lips, and Snow-White awoke, and exclaimed, ‘Where am I!’ And the prince answered, ‘Thou art safe with me.’ Then he told her all that had happened, and said, ‘I love you better than all the world; come with me to my father’s palace, and you shall be my wife.’  Snow-White consented, and went home with the prince; and everything was prepared with great pomp and splendor for their wedding.To the feast was invited, among the rest, Snow-White’s old enemy, the queen; and as she was dressing herself in fine, rich clothes, she looked in the glass and said, ‘Tell me, glass, tell me true! Of all the ladies in the land, Who is fairest? tell me who?’ And the glass answered, ‘Thou, lady, art the loveliest here, I ween; But lovelier far is the new-made queen.’ ”

You can read the full tale as published in Grimms Household Tales HERE (translated to English) and learn much more about Snow White's history HERE.

Tale three text and accompanying photo will be posted next week.

(Links to future posts will be updated as posts go live.)

*** TALE 1 *** TALE 2 *** TALE 3 *** TALE 4 *** TALE 5 *** 

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