Wilhelm Busch – Max & Moritz, chapters 1 (the widow) & 2 (the widow II)

Wilhelm Busch was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter born 1832 and died 1908.

His greatest success was with Max and Moritz, a series of seven illustrated stories of their boyish pranks. It was written entirely in rhymed couplets and illustrated by Busch himself. For the first time was published in 1865 but until his death, there were 56 editions of the book and more than 430,000 copies sold.

Each story is narrated in a different chapter but the 1st and 2nd are related. In 6 consecutive posts I’ll present them all.