Shock-Headed Peter in Latin

Shock-Headed Peter in Latin

by H. Hoffman
     
 

You'd REALLY better watch out: cautionary tales that will curl your hair, too: in Latin, German, English
Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann's Der Struwwelpeter, the best known German children's book, was first published in Frankfurt in 1845. "Shock-Headed Peter" or "Slovenly Peter" (as it is mostly known in English speaking countries) has conquered the children's book market of…  See more details below

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You'd REALLY better watch out: cautionary tales that will curl your hair, too: in Latin, German, English
Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann's Der Struwwelpeter, the best known German children's book, was first published in Frankfurt in 1845. "Shock-Headed Peter" or "Slovenly Peter" (as it is mostly known in English speaking countries) has conquered the children's book market of the world not only with dozens of translations but also literally hundreds of imitations, adaptations, take-offs and parodies. These "merry stories and funny pictures for children between 3 and 6 years," as Dr. Hoffmann termed them, are cautionary tales, by turns macabre, touching, and wickedly funny. Where else does every recalcitrant child or cruel adult get his or her "deserts," and that within a few pages?

Special Features

* Stylistically elegant, rhyming Latin translation that is accessible to the non-scholarly reader
* Facing page original German text and popular English translation
* Hoffmann's original illustrations, plus detailed enlargements of them
* Appendix with new, never before published contemporary English translation, Scruffypete, by Ann Elizabeth Wild
* Afterword by Walter Sauer, on the history of the work and its Latin translations
* Select Latin-English glossary

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865165489
Publisher:
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
Trilingual
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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