Text: HONORÉ DE BALZAC · GEORGE SAND · CHARLES NODIER · STAHL · JULES JANIN
PIERRE BERNARD · ÉMILE DE LA BÉDOLLIERRE · LOUIS BAUDE · ÉDOUARD LEMOINE, ETC.

Literary adaptation: Madlena Szeliga

Illustrations: J. J. Grandville

 

15+

216 pages

Hardcover

19 x 25 cm

(Gereon)

 

 

 

Scenes from the private and public lives of animals is a book for the entire family.

It contains fifty stories, in which remarkable fables serve to tell the story of human kind. At the same time, they point out our faults and ridiculous aspects. The stories also show the various feelings people
come across during their lives, such as love, solitude, friendship, and despair.
They are entertaining, contemplative, sad, and educational, and they always matter.
They make wonderful reading together with your children. You will all be delighted when you take your time and jointly discuss their themes.
Without exception, Scenes from the private and public lives of animals contains clever and timeless stories. Their original versions were written by the most outstanding writers of 19th-century France, such as Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, all magnificent observers of human kind and our society.
They did not especially write for children, but still are very much able to explain complex matters in an understandable way.
Thanks to these adaptations, a younger audience can now be introduced to the works of France’s most prominent writers and thinkers.

For their convenience, the stories in this edition have been adapted into modern Polish by Madlena Szeliga i Jakub Sokołowski.

The aesthetics of the work – mainly thanks to the exquisite reproductions of Grandville’s engravings – refer to the canons of the era in which the original was created. All this adds up to a unique and very tasteful offer for lovers of the classics.