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Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Gubar,Marah

Source:

Oxford University Press, Oxford ; New York, p.264 (2009)

Call Number:

Green Library PR990 .G83 2009

URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.001.0001

Keywords:

Adolescence in literature, Childhood in literature, Children in literature, Children's literature, English literature--19th century--History and criticism, English--History and criticism

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction : "Six impossible things before breakfast" -- "Our field" : the rise of the child narrator -- Collaborating with the enemy : Treasure Island as anti-adventure story -- Reciprocal aggression : unromantic agency in the art of Lewis Carroll -- Partners in crime : E. Nesbit and the art of thieving -- The cult of the child and the controversy over child actors -- Burnett, Barrie, and the emergence of children's theatre.