Green Eggs and Ham
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“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am”. Whether or not you are a fan of green eggs with ham, you will certainly be a Dr. Seuss fan. This is the first edition of one of his bestselling works, signed by the author himself. This timeless classic, with its original orange illustrated binding, first came out in 1960 and has delighted readers ever since. With his charismatic characters and unmistakable, rhythmic rhymes, Dr. Seuss has consolidated a prominent place in children's literature. It is said that Green Eggs and Ham arose from a bet between the author and his publisher, Bennett Cerf, who claimed he could not write a book using only fifty different words. The result was a work of great cultural impact, adapted into films, games and music. Dr. Seuss would, however, complain all his life that Bennett did not ever pay him the $50 they had wagered. The main character, Sam-I-Am, is as persistent as a telesales operator, altering as many variables as possible in the hope of convincing a sceptic that green eggs and ham are a delicacy. And how about yourself, did this convince you?