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Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning

Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning

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Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning

by Spyri, Johanna

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About This Item

Boston: Cupples, Upham, & Company, 1885. First American Edition. Near Fine. First American edition and first obtainable English language edition. Bound in publisher's original brown cloth with pine needle decoration across spine and front cover and title printed in black. 399 + 269 pp., plus publisher's catalog dated October, 1884. Near Fine with cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, lightly soiled and lightly spine darkened. A lovely copy.

Synopsis

Heidi is a classic children's book first published in 1881 in Germany by Swiss author Johanna Spyri in two parts: Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning , and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. Subtitled: "Geschichten für Kinder wie auch für Solche, Welche Kinder lieb haben von Johanna Spyri” Stories for children as well as those that love children by Johanna Spyri). It is one of the best-selling books ever written, and one of the best-known pieces of Swiss literature. Heidi tells the story of the namesake orphan brought to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Her cheery attitude wins the heart of her grumpy grandfather, the friendship of a goatherd Peter and his family, and the friendship of Clara, an city-dwelling invalid who later regains her mobility after visiting Heidi in the mountains. Two sequels, Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children, were not written by Spyri, but by her English translator, Charles Tritten. 

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140940986
Title
Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning
Author
Spyri, Johanna
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Publisher
Cupples, Upham, & Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1885
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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