Beatrix Potter


Born
in Kensington, London, England, The United Kingdom
July 28, 1866

Died
December 22, 1943

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Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly
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Average rating: 4.2 · 365,753 ratings · 6,158 reviews · 1,390 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

4.17 avg rating — 182,861 ratings — published 1901 — 614 editions
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The Complete Tales

4.36 avg rating — 61,348 ratings — published 1986 — 43 editions
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The Complete Adventures of ...

4.46 avg rating — 14,208 ratings14 editions
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

4.19 avg rating — 14,201 ratings — published 1905 — 150 editions
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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

4.27 avg rating — 13,513 ratings — published 1904 — 232 editions
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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

4.15 avg rating — 10,534 ratings — published 1906 — 142 editions
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

4.04 avg rating — 9,025 ratings — published 1908 — 197 editions
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The Tale of Tom Kitten

4.08 avg rating — 7,688 ratings — published 1907 — 186 editions
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The Tale of Two Bad Mice

4.19 avg rating — 6,893 ratings — published 1904 — 111 editions
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

4.01 avg rating — 6,296 ratings — published 1903 — 159 editions
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“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.”
Beatrix Potter

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. ”
Beatrix Potter

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
Beatrix Potter

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June 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  77 votes, 24.2%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  60 votes, 18.9%

Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy, 57 pages, 1895
 
  47 votes, 14.8%

The Light Princess by George MacDonald, 110 pages, 1864
 
  24 votes, 7.5%

 
  23 votes, 7.2%

 
  21 votes, 6.6%

 
  21 votes, 6.6%

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty, 32 pages, 1941
 
  21 votes, 6.6%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  13 votes, 4.1%

 
  11 votes, 3.5%

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