Hansel and Gretel

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“Hansel and Gretel” is a German fairy tale collected by the Grimm brothers. In Antti Aarne's classification, it belongs to “the Children and the Ogre,” bearing similarities to other cannibalistic tales such as “Little Tom Thumb.”


Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

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