Cautionary Tales by Hilaire Belloc
  

Cautionary Tales

Written by Hilaire Belloc
Illustrated by Nicholas Bentley, Basil Blackwood

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Synopsis

Cautionary Tales by Hilaire Belloc

These classic tales of Awful Warnings about the consequences of Bad Behaviour are among the best of comic verse ever written for children. 'Designed for the Admonition of children between the ages of eight and fourteen years', they were first published in 1907; though such eccentricity as Henry King's chewing string may no longer be a common misdemeanour, the humour is perennial and continues to entertained generations of children and their parents. This edition includes New Cautionary Tales, first published in 1930, and illustrated by Nicholas Bentley, who replaced as collaborator the poet's friend Lord Basil Blackwood (B. T. B.) after his death in World War I.

About the Author

Hilaire Belloc was born in France and educated at Newman's Oratory School and at Balliol College, Oxford. From 1906 to 1910 he was Liberal MP for Salford and literary editor of the Morning Post. As well as writing books of verse and novels, he also wrote on religious, social and political topics. He was an early 20th Century Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He is most notable for his Roman Catholic faith, which had an impact on most of his writing.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Hilaire Belloc
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Publisher

Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman

Publication date

26th January 1996

ISBN

9781857159370


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