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Hilaire Belloc

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(1870 - 1953)

Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, man of letters, soldier and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on his works, and his writing collaboration with G. K. Chesterton.

His most lasting legacy is probably his verse, which encompasses cautionary tales and religious poetry. Among his best-remembered poems are “Jim, who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion” and “Matilda, who told lies and was burnt to death.”



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The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts: Verses (1896)

A collection of humorous verses by the English master in the tradition of Struwwelpeter.

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Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Basil T. Blackwood

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Cautionary Tales for Children: Verses (1907)

A fourth collection of humorous verses by the English master in the tradition of Struwwelpeter.

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Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Basil T. Blackwood

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Hilarie Belloc’s Cautionary Verses (1931)

The complete collection of humorous verses by the English master.

Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Nicolas Bentley
Basil T. Blackwood

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Matilda Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death (1970)

Matilda comes to a bad end.

Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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A Moral Alphabet (In Words of from One to Seven Syllables) (1899)

A third collection of humorous verses by the English master in the tradition of Struwwelpeter.

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Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Basil T. Blackwood

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More Beasts (for Worse Children): Verses (1897)

A second collection of humorous verses by the English master in the tradition of Struwwelpeter.

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Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Basil T. Blackwood

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New Cautionary Tales for Children: Verses (1930)

The fifth collection of humorous verses by the English master in the tradition of Struwwelpeter.

Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Nicolas Bentley

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The Yak, the Python and the Frog (1975)

Some little-known facts are revealed that will be useful for those thinking of choosing an exotic pet.

Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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