Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known Book of Nudes (via The Atlantic)



What happened when the beloved children’s author tried to write for adults

One hundred eight years ago today, the world welcomed Theodor Seuss Geisel, better-known as Dr. Seusslegendary children’s book author, radical ideologist, lover of reading. Among his many creative feats is a fairly unknown, fairly scandalous one: In 1939, when Geisel left Vanguard for Random House, he had one condition for his new publisher, Bennett Cerf—that he would let Geisel do an “adult” book first. The result was The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History’s Barest Family, which tells the story of nudist sisters who, after their father’s death, pledge not to wed until each of them has “brought to the light of the world some new and worthy Horse Truth, of benefit to man.”

Continue to source: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/03/dr-seusss-little-known-book-of-nudes/253891/

curator’s note If you didn’t know read the source article and you will learn Dr Seuss was not weird about nudity

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