Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Neo-Victorians, Colonialists and Steampunks, Oh My

A page from the very popular Victorian children's books about the hapless Private Pooh and his superior, Captain Christopher Robin, written under the pseudonym “A Private Soldier”, rumored to be the works of Sir Harry Paget Flashman, VC KCB KCIE, 1822-1915, for his many illegitimate children, but never proven. These were believed to be political satire, lampooning Victorian personalities and wars. In any case, millions of children loved the books and the series had some later imitations.

Private Pooh

Titles (not in order of publication)
Pooh and the Great Game
Pooh at the Charge
Royal Pooh
Pooh and the Tigger
Pooh at Islawanda
Pooh’s River War (Pooh’s Sticks)
Pooh with Gordon
Pooh at the Kyber Pass

The original Winnie-the-Pooh drawings
Wikipedia Article Winnie-the-Pooh
Wikipedia Article on Pooh Sticks
YouTube Pooh with music by Rammstein

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