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Bambi.

Bambi (in full Bambi: A Life in the Woods) Novel by Salten, Felix, published in 1923 as Bambi: Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde. The story is an enduring children's classic as well as an allegory for adults.

It is a realistic, although anthropomorphized, account of a deer from his birth to his final role as a wise and tough old denizen of the forest, struggling to survive against his chief enemy, man the hunter. The close parallel between the fawn becoming a stag and a child becoming an adult gives the book its moral overtone.

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Date:Jan 1, 1995
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