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Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose.

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Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose.

by Dr. Seuss. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

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New York: Random House, 1948. First edition, early printing of one of the more elusive Seuss titles. Quarto, original blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by the author. Very good in a good second state price-clipped just jacket with tape repairs to the front panel. A hilarious burlesque on hospitality taken too far, Thidwick follows the story of a friendly moose whose sense of decency compels him to forgo the comforts of herd life in favor of indulging the comfort of a growing guests residing on his antlers. An exploration of the limits of hospitality and sharing, the work has been examined as a parable of immigration issues and the social welfare state and as an exemplification of the idea of property rights, and particularly of John Locke's formulation of property rights. "A man of less consistency than Seuss would have let Thidwick be rescued by the creatures he is befriending ... but Seuss' logic is rooted in principle, rather than sentiment, and the sponging animals get what they deserve. Incidentally, this is also what the child expects" (The New York Times Book Review).


Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a 1948 children's book by Dr. Seuss.


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Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose.
Dr. Seuss. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]
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Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Dr. Seuss First Edition, Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose First Edition
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First Edition
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