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Book Title: The Tale of Peter Rabbit|
Date of issue: 1902
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The author of the book: Beatrix Potter
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.46 MB
Edition: Frederick Warne and Company (London)
Read full description of the books The Tale of Peter Rabbit:The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written & illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story follows Peter Rabbit, a disobediently mischievous young rabbit, as he ventures into the garden of Mr. McGregor. The tale was written for 5-year-old Noel Moore in 1893, revised, privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections & printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. Multiple reprints were issued in years immediately following.
Warne's NY office failed to register copyright for the tale in the USA. Consequently, unlicensed copies flooded the market from which Potter received no royalties. Peter Rabbit has been translated into 36 languages & has generated considerable merchandise over the decades since its release for both children & adults with toys, dishes, foods, clothing, videos & other products. Potter was one of the 1st to be responsible for such merchandise when she patented a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 & followed it almost immediately with a Peter Rabbit board game. By making the hero of the tale a disobediently rebellious rabbit, Potter subverted her era's definition of the good child & the literary hero genre which typically followed the adventures of bravely resourceful, young white males.
Peter, his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy & Cottontail, & his mother are anthropomorphic characters dressed in human clothing & generally walking upright. Peter is a young rabbit whose mother has forbidden him & his sisters to enter the garden of Mr. McGregor. It was there that their father met his untimely end to became a pie ingredient. When Mrs. Rabbit hurries off on an errand, Peter cannot resist the temptation to enter the garden. There, he gorges on vegetables until he gets sick. Then he's chased about by McGregor. When Peter loses his jacket & his shoes, McGregor uses them to dress a scarecrow. After several close encounters, Peter escapes the garden & returns to his mother exhausted & ill. She puts him to bed with a dose of camomile tea while his sisters (who've been good little bunnies) enjoy bread, milk & blackberries for supper.
Read information about the authorHelen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.
Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, causing a breach with her parents, who disapproved of his social status. Warne died before the wedding could take place.
Potter eventually published 24 children's books, the most recent being The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (2016), and having become financially independent of her parents, was able to buy a farm in the Lake District, which she extended with other purchases over time. In her forties she married a local solicitor, William Heelis. She became a sheep breeder and farmer while continuing to write and illustrate children's books. Potter died in 1943, and left almost all of her property to The National Trust in order to preserve the beauty of the Lake District as she had known it, protecting it from developers.
Potter's books continue to sell well throughout the world, in multiple languages. Her stories have been retold in various formats, including a ballet, films and in animation.
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