Mrs. Alfred Hunt

Margaret Raine Hunt, 1831-1912. Daughter of the antiquarian James Raine, and wife of the artist Alfred Hunt. She wrote long-forgotten novels under her own name and under the pseudonym Averil Beaumont, but achieved immortality by producing the first compete and unexpurgated translation of the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen. She and Alfred had three daughters: Violet, Venetia, and Sylvia.

Her translation of Grimm was not used in the Fairy Books, for unknown reasons (probably copyright-related). She does not seem to have known any Norwegian, and her translations of Asbjørnsen and Moe were likely from a German translation.

Translator of East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The Master-Maid, Why the Sea is Salt, and The Princess on the Glass Hill in the Blue Fairy Book.

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