Struwwelpeter: Fearful Stories And Vile Pictures to Instruct Good Little Folks

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Since 1845, millions of parents bought Struwwelpeter, a book that threatened their children with the consequences that befall the disordered and disorderly.

Struwwelpeter: Fearful Stories & Vile Pictures to Instruct Good Little Folks

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Thumbs are sheared off, eyes fall out of sockets, faces are pecked to death and bodies waste to nothing. Though castigated in recent years for its sadistic approach to child-rearing, Struwwelpeter remains a cultural phenomenon ... translated into many languages, the subject of a popular German museum, and the unmistakable influence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which also disposes of wretched kids in rhyme. The Feral House edition includes Sarita Vendetta's macabre illustrations to Heinrich Hoffmann's verse, the entire original edition in color, Struwwelpeter-inspired wartime propaganda titled Struwwelhitler, and a revealing introduction by Jack Zipes, an authority on folklore and children's literature, whose journal, The Lion and the Unicorn, devoted an entire issue to Heinrich Hoffman and Struwwelpeter.

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Author Heinrich Hoffmann
Publisher Feral House
Page Count 100pp
Publication Size 8.25 x 11
Publication Notes Softcover, b/w
Publication Date 1999
ISBN 978-0922915521

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