Helen Bannerman (1862–1946) wrote children's books, some of them now quite controversial. Among them was the 1904 work The Story of Little Kettle-Head. It's about a young pyromaniac who sets herself on fire and underwent a crude cybernetic conversion to replace her destroyed head. So it's sort of like The Six Million Dollar Man, except that it probably didn't cost more than five dollars. Also, there's misogynistic mutilation by boys, aided by a father figure. All in all, a freaky work of children's literature. Enjoy.
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