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Slovenly Betsy: The American Struwwelpeter:…

Slovenly Betsy: The American Struwwelpeter: From the Struwwelpeter Library

by Henry Hoffman M.D

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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 herself
When from her bed she rose,
But just as quickly as she could
She hurried on her clothes.

Not for today's children but great fun when read as an adult, viewing it is a turn of the century moralist collection. ( )
  mimal | Jan 4, 2014 |
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This turn-of-the-century Americanization of the famous morality tales of Dr. Heinrich Hoffman is sure to please the darker side of older girls. Not for the faint of heart, these tales, though classics, are the stern stuff of a Victorian era, which in today's light can be quite entertaining.

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Early twentieth-century translations of classic tales in verse about some naughty girls and the fates that befall them when they misbehave.

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