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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Mayer, Mercer;Browning, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0027653617 / ISBN 13: 9780027653618
Published by Macmillian Publishing Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine hardback book with good DJ. Former owner name written on first page otherwise no prior markings or bookplates. DJ has some rubbing, top edge creases, and a light red pen mark about 1.5" on back near spine. Signed on title page by Mercer Mayer. Bookseller Inventory # 102297

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Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Publisher: Macmillian Publishing Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Plagued by an epidemic of rats, the townspeople of Hamelin hire a mysterious stranger with an extraordinary musical talent to rid them of the rats

About the Author:

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.

In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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