This edition contains the English translation and the original text in German."The Twelve Dancing Princesses" (or "The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes" or "The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces") is a German fairy tale originally published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812 in "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" as tale number 133. Its closest analogue is the Scottish "Kate Crackernuts", where it is a prince who is obliged to dance every night. Charles Deulin collected another, French version in his "Contes du Roi Cambinus" (1874), which he credited to the Grimm version. Alexander Afanasyev collected a Russian variant, "The Secret Ball", in "Narodnye russkie skazki"."Die zertanzten Schuhe" ist ein Märchen (ATU 306). Es steht in den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm an Stelle 133 (KHM 133).
Acerca de Jacob Grimm
Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (1785-1863) collected and published Germanic and European folk and fairy tales during the early to mid 19th century. Some of the world’s most classic and beloved stories have been published by them, including "Rumplestiltskin," "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty," "Rapunzel," "Cinderella," "Hansel and Gretel," and many more. Margaret Hunt lives in England.