Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots was included in the first edition of Children’s and Household Tales by Brothers Grimm as number 33 but excluded from later editions because Jacob and William only later realized the French origin of the tale, what certainly didn’t suit their intention of using the collection for exploring the collective roots of then still not united Germans.

Large part of the country now known as Germany was actually occupied by Napoleon’s army at the time and Perrault’s Master Cat with its foggy messages was far from being suitable for Brothers Grimm who slowly converted the collection in a kind of handbook of moral in the new society.

Yet their initial mistake still means we are almost obligated to present the story on these pages. Her it is with less known pictures by Edmund G. Caldwell (1852-1930):

We’ll add more info later.

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