The Pied Piper: A Handbook

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Greenwood Press, 2007 - Social Science - 189 pages
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Few figures are as famous, mysterious, and influential as the Pied Piper, the notorious catcher of rats and children. With his magical music he was able to bewitch anyone and anything to follow him blindly, and he continues to influence the contemporary imagination. This book overviews the history of the Pied Piper legend and its lasting significance. Included are excerpts from numerous texts, along with examples of the Pied Piper in art, children's books, political cartoons, and popular culture. The volume also reviews scholarship on the Pied Piper and lists print and electronic resources. The most thorough work of its kind, this book is essential for high school students and general readers.

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Contents

One Definition and Classification
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Two Examples and Texts
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Three Scholarship and Approaches
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About the author (2007)

George B. Bryan was Professor of Theatre History at the Univesity of Vermont.

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