The original edition contains several derogatory terms for Africans that are removed from modern editions in certain countries. I have been in the rare and antiquarian book business for over forty years; my family has been in the rare books business since 1876. Hugh Lofting was born in 1886. Some illustrations have also been removed. This work is the only one of Lofting's books to be illustrated by another person.
So would I please keep it a secret. Chee-Chee reports that his relatives in Africa have reported a terrible plague among the African monkeys, so Doctor Dolittle proposes to sail to Africa to try to cure them. The illustrations are by Lofting himself. He traveled widely as a civil engineer, before enlisting in the Irish Guards regiment of the British Army to serve in the First World War. Lofting also wrote one book for adults, Victory for the Slain 1942. But of course it has its charming aspects. It's an actual plot point that animals have different languages, and just because you can speak to dogs doesn't mean you can speak to, say, crayfish.
There is, of course, an elephant in the room regarding the Doctor Dolittle books, and that is their racist elements. The scope of the novel is vast; it is divided into six parts and the illustrations are also more sophisticated. The internal chronology of the books is somewhat different from the publishing order. Being able to talk with his patients helps even more. But I know that when I first came here from Africa, was still hiding in the — because I saw him. He distrusts white men because they have stolen his gold he had a point, I thought , so he imprisons the Doctor, but Polynesia schemes to get him out. Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the author's illustrated letters to his children, written from the while serving in the British Army during.
Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title eg. Slightly abridged Dover 2004 republication of the edition published by J. The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness. The extended version of the tale itself is presented in a later volume of the series, 'Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake'. He also has an unusual gift: he can talk to animals—a talent that comes in handy, since he prefers treating animals, rather than humans, as his patients. Eight more books followed, and after Lofting's death two more volumes appeared, composed of short unpublished pieces.
The sequel 1922 won Lofting the prestigious. In the exceptionally scarce color printed pictorial dust jacket. Tubbs 1936 are picture books aimed at a younger audience than the Doctor Dolittle books. After that, the publishing order is restored; 1927 is followed by 1928 and 1933 , ending with 1948. Black characters' depiction reflects the paternalistic mindset of colonialism still prevailing in Britain at the time of writing. Tubbs 1923 , Tommy, Tilly and Mrs.
They are about the old woman of the title and her pets, with whom she can speak, and the animals who help her out of trouble. Recent reprints of the stories have added to the controversy because any mention of race or color is taken out, including a story in the book about a African Prince wishing to be turned white in order to marry 'Sleeping Beauty. Doolittle first appeared in Lofting's letters to his children which he wrote while serving in the British Army during the First World War. The internal chronology of the books is somewhat different from the publishing order. The most racist stuff is in fact in the first book, in particular a scene in which a black prince asks Doctor Dolittle to turn him white so he will be attractive to the woman he's entranced by in fact, Sleeping Beauty. In this first book in the series, Doctor Dolittle discovers that he can talk to the animals--Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, Polynesia the parrot.
An exciting retelling of Hugh Lofting's beloved tale for beginning chapter book readers. The series has been adapted for film and television many times, for stage twice, and for radio too. Tubbs 1936 , Porridge Poetry 1924 , The Twilight of Magic 1930 , and Gub Gub's Book 1932. The lack of structure is compensated for by Lofting's skill in subtly shifting the tone of his writing as the book progresses. The latter spawned three sequels of which the last couple were direct-to-video. The character first saw light in the author's illustrated letters to children, written from the trenches during the War of 1914 to 1918, when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull.
The internal chronology of the books is somewhat different from the publishing order. The books have been out of print in their original forms since the 1970s. Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1998. Doctor Dolittle has learned how to talk to all animals, and, although he is able to treat humans, doesn't like to, so basically he's a vet. First edition, first printing of the Second Doctor Dolittle Book in the Original Pictorial Dust Jacket. Lofting also wrote other books for young people and one for adults, Victory for the Slain 1942 , a long poem that was published only in the United Kingdom. He lives with his sister, but over time his financial incompetence, and his love of animals so that many live in his house cause his practice to founder.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2000. He lived in Killingworth, Connecticut while writing most of the installments to the series. Hugh Lofting was educated at in ,. Dear Caroline, I have just received my copy of Peer Gynt! Before long his household consists primarily of a monkey, Chee-Chee; a dog, Jip; an owl, Too-Too; a duck, Dab-Dab; and a pig, Gub-Gub. The owner lives in my town her daughter was in grade school with my kids , and she had a sale out of I assume her house -- and I found a rather battered copy of the 49th impression from, I'd guess, the 1950s. Для маленьких детей пересказал К.
When he finally succeeds, the animals break him out and he has to start over again. The stories are set in early in the 1820s-1840s gives a date of 1839. Dolittle's assistant, explains that he is reporting a series of Gub-Gub's discourses to the other animals of the Dolittle household around the evening fire. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts Never Before Printed 1920 begins the series. He even got his own book on the subject, Gub Gub's Book: An Encyclopaedia of Food In Twenty Volumes.