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Cautionary Tales

Written by Hilaire Belloc

Illustrated by Nicholas Bentley, Basil Blackwood

Part of the Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS Series

Cautionary Tales Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857159370
Publication date: 23rd October 1997
Author: Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator: Nicholas Bentley, Basil Blackwood
Publisher: Everyman's Library Children's Classics an imprint of Everyman
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 260 pages

About Hilaire Belloc

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.

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