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Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894), a doctor in his native Frankfurt (where there is a museum devoted to his work), often told funny stories to put his young patients at their ease. Frustrated by the moralistic tone of contemporary children's books, he wrote and illustrated this picture book as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son, and it has delighted and terrified generations since.
One of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire's favourite books. These classic cautionary tales contained in Struwwelpeter have sent shivers of fear and delight down the spines of children and their parents for generations. Almost every foible from sucking your thumb, fidgeting at table, not eating up what you are given is covered in a witty rhyme which ends in a nasty comuppance for the child. Although the shocking endings are more savage than would now be thought acceptable the sentiments will be familiar to parents and the brutality awesomely delightful to children. Interestingly, although written in language that would no longer be acceptable, the verses warning against racism and playing with guns seem remarkably modern.
Heinrich Hoffmann was the photographer to kings, princes, and the glitterati of the first half of the 20th Century. His archive of images ran into the millions and he grew to be rich and moderately famous. An assistant in London to Emil Otto Hoppe, the undisputed leader of pictorial portraiture in Europe at the time, Hoffmann returned to Germany, progressed through the tumult of WWI into the chaos of the Weimar, and there he came into contact with an idealist with a growing following-Adolf Hitler.As official 'court' photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann played a critical role in the painstaking cultivation of Hitler's public image and the glorification of the Third Reich. However, his influence stretched far beyond the realm of propaganda: not only was he present during many of the key moments in the history of the Third Reich, he was also a close, personal friend of the Fuhrer, with exclusive and intimate access to Hitler's inner circle and to the man himself. It was Hoffmann who introduced Hitler to Eva Braun, his studio assistant. It was also Hoffmann with whom Hitler was on a trip from Munich to Hamburg when the Fuhrer received word that his beloved niece, Geli Raubal had committed suicide.Hoffmann took over two million photographs of Hitler and published several books, including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933). At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the U.S. military, who seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering. These memoirs were first published in English in 1955, four years after his release from prison, and represent a crucial eyewitness source for the historian and general reader alike.
In May 1940, the German Army swept over Europe, unleashing a campaign of battles of annihilation on a hitherto unheralded scale. France was quickly overcome and Holland, along with Belgium, fell in a matter of days. At the head of this vast operation was the Fu?hrer with his Supreme Command, and on hand to document the highlights of their inimitable campaign was Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler's close friend and official photographer. This is an invaluable photographic record of the events of Spring 1940, originally published as Mit Hitler im Westen, which was regarded as Heinrich Hoffman's finest work. The striking images displayed within provide both an intimate view inside the life of the Fu?hrer, and present a chilling glimpse into one of history's most vicious campaigns, and darkest hours. An important historic work, With Hitler in the West provides a fascinating insight into the events of 1940, that shook the world.
*** Uberarbeitete Fassung in maximaler Auflosung (2048 1536 Pixel) ***"e;Der Struwwelpeter"e; gilt noch vor Max und Moritz als das erfolgreichste deutsche Kinderbuch berhaupt und wurde in viele Sprachen bersetzt. Im Jahr 1844 bemhte sich der Arzt Heinrich Hoffmann um ein Bilderbuch, das er seinem dreijhrigen Sohn Carl zu Weihnachten schenken knne. Leider (oder zum Glck fr den Leser) fand er nichts, was ihm fr ein Kind in Carls Alter angemessen schien. Hoffmann kaufe stattdessen ein leeres Schreibheft und entschied sich, selbst fr seinen Sohn ein Bilderbuch zu zeichnen. Das Urmanuskript ist im Germanischen Nationalmuseum ausgestellt. Schon bald nach der Erstauflage wurde das Kinderbuch in viel Sprachen bertragen. Auch Parodien oder politisierende Umdichtungen gab es schon frh. Das Thema Kindererziehung spaltete von Beginn an die Leserschaft und provozierte nachgradig einen kritischen Diskurs. Bis zum Freiwerden des Urheberrechts 1925 erschienen schon mehr als berwltigende 540 Auflagen. Die klassische englische bersetzung stammt von Mark Twain. 4. Auflage (Optimiert fr digitale Lesegerte (HD))Null Papier Verlag
Slovenly Betsy, Proud Phoebe, Lazy Charlotte, and other naughty girls get their comeuppance in these darkly humorous fables by Heinrich Hoffmann, the author of Struwwelpeter (Shock-headed Peter). Hoffmann's Slovenly Betsy features the same hilarious approach to manners and morals as its famous predecessor. Adults and children alike will revel in these quaintly illustrated rhyming stories of bad habits and their dire consequences.More than 40 full-color drawings accompany Hoffman's cautionary tales in verse of Sophie Spoilall, who deliberately breaks her toys; The Little Glutton, whose greed for sweets leads to a misadventure with a beehive; Envious Minnie, whose pretty face is ruined by jealousy; and other rude and disobedient children. The first large-format edition of a lost classic, this volume will delight book collectors and bibliophiles as well as all readers with a taste for perverse drollery.