A new, beautifully illustrated translation of Felix Salten’s celebrated novel Bambi - the original source of the beloved story.
For decades, readers’ images of Bambi have been shaped by the 1942 Walt Disney film- an idealized look at a fawn who represents nature’s innocence -which was based on a 1928 English translation of a novel by the Austrian Jewish writer Felix Salten. The Original Bambi is an all-new, illustrated translation of a literary classic that presents the story as it was meant to be told. Masterful new translation by prof. Jack Zipes gives contemporary readers a fresh perspective on this moving allegorical tale and provides important details about its creator.
With captivating drawings by award-winning artist Alenka Sottler, The Original Bambi captures the emotional impact and rich meanings of a celebrated story.