In the introduction of the 1916 edition of Pinocchio the Story of a Puppet, Louise R. Bull said that this is "the best puppet-story to be found anywhere." At that, you could almost hear the world respond "Yes!" in agreement.
We can thank Carlo Lorenzini, better known by his pen name "C. Collodi," for giving us a beautiful story about a wooden puppet and his misadventures, as well as his touching relationship with his creator. This mischievous character has become so famous and iconic in contemporary culture that it has spawned new expressions and allusions, such as the Pinocchio or liar paradox.
With the popularity of this book, it does not need much introduction although the well-known Walt Disney version is not faithful to the original. This edition was one of the early publications that featured images in more than 2 or 3 colors, but unfortunately they have not survived the years and reproduction process very well. They are still presented alongside the text in black and white, however.
Pinocchio the Story of a Puppet is one literary work that is worth re-reading and remains relevant today, despite the fact that it was first published in 1883. It is written in a style that combines fairy tale, folksy appeal, and street theater, infusing a surreal and powerful quality to the story – one that many can empathize with.