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Heinrich Hoffmann
Birth date: June 13, 1809
Died: December 13, 1901
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The Paper Gardens
The Paper Gardens rated it 7 years ago
I keep forgetting about this book. Not quite sure why. It is hilarious.Okay...it's not supposed to be funny. The book's a collection of cautionary stories for children.But look at this.Look at this, then look me in the eye, and tell me you didn't laugh.The original stories were written in German, al...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2010, kiddlewinks, e-book, gutenberg-project, published-1911, poetry, noir, translation Read on September 23, 2010 Gory but Good Illustrations by Walter Hayn - that one picture of the eyes coming out will stay with me for quite a while!Betsy would never wash herselfWhen from ...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 8 years ago
I picked this book up about a decade ago at the now defunct Borders on Charing Cross Road in London and rediscovered it last week while cleaning out some boxes. I'm amazed that no one has made a horror movie out of Shockheaded Peter. All the elements are there, the little girl incinerated while pl...
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 8 years ago
I read this innumerable times in English translation as a child, and still know a lot of it by heart... but somehow I had never got around to looking at the German original. OMG, it is the most hysterically funny thing I have seen in at least a month. My German is very, very poor, and even so I foun...
Kwoomac rated it 8 years ago
I read this book as a child. While I loved the stories of bad children getting their due ( I had three brothers who were always up to no good. I think I wished some serious consequences would come their way), I mostly remember poring over the wonderful illustrations. I particularly liked the portray...
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