The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm were two German brothers who also collected stories. Many of the stories had dark or violent moments, or wicked characters (in modern times companies such as Disney have made the stories ‘family friendly’; many, however, believe children prefer the ‘bloodier’ versions).

Snow WhiteLittle Red Riding Hood
CinderellaThe Golden Goose

You can read all the Brothers Grimm fairytales here.