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(illustration by George Cruikshank of “Hop-O’-My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots” from his 1850s *The Cruikshank Fairy-Book*, p. 139.)
In this 1911 publication of famous Victorian illustrator George Cruikshank's temperance-advocating Fairy-Book, the entire final chapter (addressed “To Parents, Guardians, and All Persons Intrusted with the Care of Children [sic]”) becomes a sixteen-page diatribe against Cruikshank’s one-time collaborator and (by the latter death in 1870) “enemy" Charles Dickens, whose own fairy tales contain “little more than a succession of slaughterings and bloodshed” and are as a whole “not only disgusting, but against nature, and consequently unfit for the pure and parent-loving minds of children" (209-10).
For the whole book (via openlibrary.org) see The Cruikshank Fairy-Book.

(illustration by George Cruikshank of “Hop-O’-My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots” from his 1850s *The Cruikshank Fairy-Book*, p. 139.)

In this 1911 publication of famous Victorian illustrator George Cruikshank's temperance-advocating Fairy-Book, the entire final chapter (addressed “To Parents, Guardians, and All Persons Intrusted with the Care of Children [sic]”) becomes a sixteen-page diatribe against Cruikshank’s one-time collaborator and (by the latter death in 1870) “enemyCharles Dickens, whose own fairy tales contain “little more than a succession of slaughterings and bloodshed” and are as a whole “not only disgusting, but against nature, and consequently unfit for the pure and parent-loving minds of children" (209-10).

For the whole book (via openlibrary.org) see The Cruikshank Fairy-Book.

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