James Joyce, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Mary Shelly, Leo Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde.
THINK… think of a time when both war and peace abound; a time when Dorian Gray meets with Frankenstein and Huckleberry Finn under a lighthouse to discuss the portrait of an artist as a young man whilst listening to the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock…
Such a time is bullsh*t… or perhaps the makings of an M. Night Shyamalan horror film… thing.
But seriously, the aforementioned authors and poets do have something in common (other than the obvious) – although famous for some of literature’s most brilliant adult word art, they are also writers of some pretty interesting children’s fiction.
In a fab article entitled 7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature, Maria Popova introduces little-known children’s books by beloved authors of literature for grown-ups.
If you’re a lover of all things literary, be sure to read Maria’s article. In the meantime, to whet your appetite, check out these awesome pics:
The Cat and the Devil (James Joyce)
Advice to little girls (Mark Twain)
The Widow and the Parrot (Virginia
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (T.S Eliot)
Maurice, or The Fisher’s Cot (Mary Shelley)
Classic Tales and Fables for Children (Leo Tolstoy)
The Happy Prince and other Tales (Oscar Wilde)