Hansel & Gretel
A Nightmare in Eight Scenes
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Published:5th Oct '23
Available for immediate dispatch.
This hardback is available in another edition too:
- Hardback - Signed Indie Exclusive Edition£14.99(9780571384457-SIE)
A dystopian verse retelling of the classic tale in a beautiful, illustrated edition.
Simon Armitage turns Hansel & Gretel into a darkly glittering fairy tale for grown-ups.
Simon Armitage turns Hansel & Gretel into a darkly glittering fairy tale for grown-ups. In vivid and trenchant language, he puts a contemporary spin on the tale we know from the Brothers Grimm. Here is a twenty-first century story, whose preoccupations are poverty and hunger, war and flight, a shifting dystopian landscape where nothing is quite as it seems.
Text and illustration fuse beautifully to summon a nightmarish vision that nonetheless contains humour and humanity and the possibility of a more hopeful future to come.
Dimensions: 210mm x 211mm x 15mm