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Behold the child : American children and their books, 1621-1922

Author: Gillian Avery
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
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In Behold the Child, Gillian Avery offers an engaging account of children's literature in America from colonial times to the early twentieth century. Exploring a variety of social, cultural, and practical forces, Avery shows how the literature of the old world influenced that of the new and describes the emergence of uniquely American styles and themes in children's books. Her topics include the early days of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Avery, Gillian, 1926-
Behold the child.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)683271451
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Avery
ISBN: 0801850665 9780801850660
OCLC Number: 30979480
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Children of Godly ancestors --
The eighteenth century: Dick Whittington, Goody Two-Shoes and Benjamin Franklin --
Rational ideas --
Doctrine and virtuous twaddle: religious education and Sunday school fiction --
Liberty of thought --
Homes and heroines --
Frank and manly: ideals of boyhood.
Responsibility: Gillian Avery.
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In Behold the Child, Gillian Avery offers an engaging account of children's literature in America from colonial times to the early twentieth century. Exploring a variety of social, cultural, and practical forces, Avery shows how the literature of the old world influenced that of the new and describes the emergence of uniquely American styles and themes in children's books. Her topics include the early days of colonial publishing, the defenders and detractors of Mother Goose, the influence of Sunday schools and tract societies, the "chaste eroticism" of romantic fiction for young readers, and changing notions of American heroes and heroines.

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