The Seven Lady Godivas; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
The Seven Lady Godivas.
Seuss, Dr. [Theodor Seuss Geisel].$600.00
Item Number: 2108
New York: Random House, 1987.
First edition of the re-issue of this classic Dr. Seuss title. Inscribed by the author, “For Jennifer with best wishes Dr. Seuss.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
"Referring to his recent children's books and advertisements for Flit and Essomarine, Seuss explained that The Seven Lady Godivas was written 'to escape the monotony of writing about nothing but men folks and children, dragons or fish' In his college studies of Tennyson, Seuss may well have come across the 1842 poem 'Godiva.' During his time in England after Dartmouth, he no doubt came across the legend again. The theme of the Lady Godiva story-championing the rights of the common man-is what links this 'adult' book to his 'children's' stories and his political cartoons" (Cohen, 195).