Struwwelpeter — Original Illustrations

An interesting essay by Sarah Lascow on the cautionary tales of Heinrich Hoffman, including, most notably, ‘Struwwelpeter’: ‘The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving‘. The tales influenced WH Auden and inspired Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Some of the unsettling original illustrations are shown.

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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