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The child in British literature : literary constructions of childhood, medieval to contemporary

Author: Adrienne E Gavin
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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"The first volume to consider childhood over eight centuries of British writing, this book traces the literary child from medieval to contemporary texts. Written by international experts, the volume's essays challenge earlier readings of childhood and offer fascinating contributions to the current upsurge of interest in constructions of childhood."--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne E Gavin
ISBN: 9780230348271 0230348270
OCLC Number: 748328765
Description: xiii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The child in British literature: an introdcution / Adrienne E. Gavin --
'That child may doon to fadres reverence': children and childhood in Middle English literature / Daniel T. Kline --
Shakespear's 'terrible infants'?: children in Richard III, King John, and Macbeth / Katie Knowles --
Infant poets and child players: the literary performance of childhood in Caroline England / Lucy Munro --
'Children read for their pleasantness': books for schoolchildren in the seventeenth century / Edel Lamb --
Crusoe's children: Robinson Crusoe and the culture of childhood in the eighteenth century / Andrew O'Malley --
Irony and performance: the romantic child / Roderick McGillis --
Angelic, atavistic, human: the child of the Victorian period / Naomi Wood --
Degenerate 'innocents': childhood, deviance, and criminality in nineteenth-century texts / Liz Thiel --
'She faded and drooped as a flower': constructing the child in the child-rescue literature of late Victorian England / Margot Hillel --
Unadulterated childhood: the child in Edwardian fiction / Adrienne E. Gavin --
'From the enchanted garden to the steps of my father's house': the dissentient child in the early twentieth-century British fiction / Andrew F. Humphries --
Baby Tuckoo among the grown-ups: modernism and childhood in the interwar period / Paul March-Russell --
The post-war child: childhood in British literature in the wake of World War II / Pat Pinsent --
Shackled by past and parents: the child in British children's literature after 1970 / Karen Sands-O'Conner --
Examining the idea of childhood: the child in the contemporary British novel / Katherina Dodou.
Other Titles: Literary constructions of childhood, medieval to contemporary
Responsibility: edited by Adrienne E. Gavin.
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