There are small vignettes like bambi noting that faline, the. The story is an enduring childrens classic as well as an allegory for adults. Book treasury restores the depth of bambis character as she introduces young readers to bambi. Likely not as many people are aware of the fact that the movie is based on the book bambi. First published 1923, and propelled to international fame by walt disney in 1942. The only reason i read bambi by felix salten was because i thought the disney movie was kind of cute. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. This classic book was first published in germany in the early 1920s and the first edition in the us was 1928. Also laid in is the original leaflet from publication about the author and the inside story of bambis publication. His most famous work is bambi barbara cooney and her twin brother were born on 6 august 1917 in brooklyn, new york, in the bossert hotel.
Felix salten, himself an avid hunter, penned bambi. Aug 01, 2011 bambi is one heckeva allegory touching on many human themes. Buy a cheap copy of bambi by felix salten 1929 book. The story of a forest family bambis classic animal tales. Bambi, novel by felix salten, published in 1923 as bambi. An exlibrary book and may have standard library stamps andor stickers. His real name was sigmund salzman, he used felix salten only for writting.
There was much more dialogue, interaction between the great stag and bambi. If youre looking for this book, make sure its written by felix salten, the whittaker chambers translation, ideally with kurt wieses excellent illustrations. Bambi comes into the world in a forest glade, loved by. Bambi by felix salten hardcover 1929 edition grossettdunlap 3 book. Bambi is one heckeva allegory touching on many human themes. Find great deals on ebay for bambi felix salten and bambi felix salten 1929. Bambi by felix salten hardcover 1929 edition grossettdunlap. Bambi, a life in the woods is a 1923 austrian comingofage novel written by felix salten and. Felix salten 18691945 was an austrian author and critic in vienna.
The very messed up origins of the fox and the hound disney explained jon solo duration. Bambi was originally written in german and was translated to english by whittaker chambers yes, that whittaker chambers. This isnt exactly what you would call a childrens book. His most famous work is bambi, a life in the woods 1923. Fiction graphic novels historical fiction history horror memoir music mystery nonfiction poetry. Bambi by felix salten hardcover 1929 edition grossett. A scarce, early paperback edition of the celebrated childrens story.
It is a hardcover 1st edition, and considering this book is 85 years old, it is in. Bambi and bambis children books by felix salten 1929. For those curious to know what the original bambi story is all about should definately read this book. Felix salten was the pen name of siegmund salzmann, a jewish writer born whose books were banned by hitler. Felix salten was an austrian writer, born in hungary in 1869. When bambis mother is killed, its up to bambi to protect all of his forest friends and become the prince of the forest. A life in the woods, paperback 9781442467453 by felix salten.
In addition to writing, he was also a literary critic. The coming of age story of bambi, a deer, is thoughtful, poignant, and subtly shares the importance of respecting nature. Bambi, a life in the woods is a 1923 novel by austrian author felix salten. Today his most famous work is bambi, a life in the woods 1923, later adapted as an animated film by walt disney. But winter comes, and bambi learns that the woods hold danger and things he doesnt understand. A life in the woods by austrian author felix salten, originally published in austria in 1923. There are big issues in the original salten work like government dependence, note the scene with the hunters dog and the wounded fox.
Bambi by felix salten meet your next favorite book. Bambi by felix salten,hardcover,first edition 1929,jr. Bambi fictitious character, deer, deer in fiction, fiction, folklore, juvenile fiction, juvenile literature, legends and stories, legends, legends and stories of animals, biography. I was very moved by the part near the end where the old stag leaves bambi for the last time, expressing his love for him and telling him not to follow him. Bambi remains saltens bestknown work, and it is a classic in the genre of animal stories silvey, 57172. Bambi fictitious character, deer, deer in fiction, fiction, folklore, juvenile fiction, juvenile literature, legends and stories, legends. Felix salten is a master storyteller when it comes to animals.
Eine lebensgeschichte aus dem walde after world war i, targeting an adult audience. Felix salten was the pen name of siegmund salzmann, a jewish austrian writer born in hungary whose books were banned by adolf hitler. The story of a forest family bambis classic animal tales by salten, felix and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The books is ostensibly about a deer, but it is also a book about a child learning about his world and relationships with others around him. His most famous work is the novel for children bambi. Bambi, a life in the woods, originally published in austria as bambi. The novel was first published in vienna in serialized form in the neue freie presse newspaper from 15 august to 21 october 1922, 5 and as a book in germany by ullstein verlag in 1923, and republished in 1926 in vienna.
The book features lovely blackandwhite headpieces and decorative endpapers, all by kurt wiese. Gobos story is perhaps the best example of this, but to drive home the point, salten returns to it again in a passage late in the book, when several forest animals turn on. Winter excerpt from the book bambi by felix salten duration. He comes to the forest with weapons that can wound an animal. What is a 1929 bambi book by felix salten worth answers. Bambi s father, a handsome stag, roams the forest, but leaves bambi and his mother alone. Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. Saltens writing style is beautifully descriptive and fluid, pulling you into the world of the woodland creatures. Salten has written what some would almost call a satire about survival in the woods and the dangers of manpower. First, i read the unabridged felix salten bambi in 1954. Eine lebensgeschichte aus dem walde is a 1923 austrian comingofage novel written by felix salten and published by ullstein verlag. Felix salten author of bambi meet your next favorite book. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. There are forest animals to play with friend hare, the chattery squirrel, the noisy screech owl, and bambis twin cousins, frail gobo and beautiful faline.
Felix salten, original name siegmund salzmann, born sept. Buy online, view images and see past prices for vintage book bambi by felix salten 1929. Unfortunately, disneys obliteration of original source material extends to book form, and a simple search for bambi in a book store turns up far too many novelizations of the movie. He does terrible things to gobo, to bambi s mother, and even to bambi. My husband surprised me with a gorgeous 1929 hardback copy of bambi by felix salten. But winter comes, and bambi learns that the woods hold dangerand things he doesnt understand. There are small vignettes like bambi noting that faline, the love of his life, is showing age and certainly no longer young. Bambis children story forest family by felix salten abebooks. Pages can include considerable notesin pen or highlighterbut the notes cannot obscure the text.
Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Most people are familiar with the story of bambi the deer from the walt disney animated film of 1942. The story follows the life of a dear called bambi from his birth, through his childhood and the death of his mother, to finding a mate, learning his fathers lessons, and discovering the dangers posed by human beings. Looking at siegmund salzmanns early life, one would never have predicted that he would become a wellknown writer and the source of at least four disney feature films. The prince of the forest bambis life in the woods begins happily. Vintage book bambi felix salten 1st edition 1929 antique hardcover. Find great deals on ebay for bambi book and bambi felix salten. There are forest animals to play withfriend hare, the chattery squirrel, the noisy screech owl, and bambis twin cousins, frail gobo and beautiful faline. Introduce the next generation to the classic story, bambi. Bambis father, a handsome stag, roams the forest, but. It is a realistic, although anthropomorphized, account of a deer from his birth to his final role as a wise and tough old. There was much more dialogue, interaction between the.
Bambi by felix salten 1929 hardcover for sale online. Bambi salten felix galsworthy john foreword abebooks. Salten returns to it again in a passage late in the book, when. There, under the name of felix salten, he became ka an austrian writer.291 18 590 613 789 859 63 879 1352 1085 462 161 843 249 527 605 1072 1145 635 561 1462 172 1053 519 1193 963 731 561 908 489