This edition contains the English translation and the original text in German.

"Max and Moritz (A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks)" (original: "Max und Moritz - Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen") is a German language illustrated story in verse. This highly inventive, blackly humorous tale, told entirely in rhymed couplets, was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch and published in 1865. It is among the early works of Busch, nevertheless it already features many substantial, effectually aesthetic and formal regularities, procedures and basic patterns of Busch's later works. Many familiar with comic strip history consider it to have been the direct inspiration for the "Katzenjammer Kids" and "Quick & Flupke". The German title satirizes the German custom of giving a subtitle to the name of dramas in the form of "Ein Drama in... Akten" ("A Drama of... acts"), which became dictums in colloquial usage for any event with an unpleasant or dramatic course, e.g. "Bundespräsidentenwahl - Drama in drei Akten" ("Federal presidential Elections - Drama in Three Acts").

"Max und Moritz - Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen" ist ein Werk von Wilhelm Busch. Das Werk wurde am 4. April 1865 erstveröffentlicht und zählt damit zum Frühwerk von Wilhelm Busch. Es weist jedoch im Handlungsgefüge auffällige Gesetzmäßigkeiten und Grundmuster inhaltlicher, stilistischer und wirkungsästhetischer Art auf, die sich auch in den späteren Bildergeschichten von Wilhelm Busch wiederholen. Viele Reime dieser Bildergeschichte wie "Aber wehe, wehe, wehe! / Wenn ich auf das Ende sehe!", "Dieses war der erste Streich, doch der zweite folgt sogleich" und "Gott sei Dank! Nun ist's vorbei / Mit der Übeltäterei!" sind zu geflügelten Worten im deutschen Sprachgebrauch geworden.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

None. The price of this book has not changed since we started tracking it.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Wilhelm Busch on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Wilhelm Busch.
  • to stop tracking Wilhelm Busch.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on January 30, 2022.
  • The current price of this book is $1.99 last checked 24 minutes ago.
  • This book is currently at its lowest price since we started tracking it.


Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Disabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 174 Pages
  • File Size: 18,080 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 24 minutes ago. At that time, the price was $1.99. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.