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E. Nesbit's Psammead trilogy : a children's classic at 100

Author: Raymond E Jones
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Children's Literature Association and the Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Series: Children's Literature Association centennial studies, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year 2006 marks the hundredth anniversary of book publication of the final volume of the Psammead trilogy-Five Children and It (1902), The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904), and The Story of the Amulet (1906)-a remarkable series of fantasy novels for children by an equally remarkable writer, Edith Nesbit. Written by both established and new scholars in England, Canada, and the United States, the essays in this  Read more...
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Named Person: E Nesbit; E Nesbit; E Nesbit; E Nesbit
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond E Jones
ISBN: 0810854015 9780810854017
OCLC Number: 62408611
Description: xxv, 273 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The "It" girl (and boy) : idoleogies of gender in the Psammead trilogy / Claudia Nelson --
A momentary hunger : Fabianism and didacticism in E. Nesbit's writing for children / Monica Flegel --
The beginning of the end : writing empire in E. Nesbit's Psammead books / Mavis Reimer --
Generic manipulation and mutation : E. Nesbit's Psammead series as early magical realism / Teya Rosenberg --
Materiality, the wish, and the marvelous : E. Nesbit's comic sprituality in the Psammead trilogy / Naomi Wood --
Communicating humor in E. Nesbit's fantasy trilogy / Donna R. White --
Where it was, there shall five children be : staging desire in Five children and it / David Rudd --
Textual building blocks : Charles Dickens and E. Nesbit's literary borrowings in Five children and it / Jan Susina --
Five children and it : some parallels with the nineteenth-century moral tale / Ann Dowker --
News from E. Nesbit : The story of the amulet and the socialist utopia / Suzanne Rahn --
The amulet and other stories of time / Julia Briggs --
"Exactly as it was"? H.R. Millar's expansions and subversions of the Psammead trilogy / Jennifer Marchant --
Only half magic : Edward Eager's revision of Nesbit's Psammead trilogy / Esther Gilman Richey.
Series Title: Children's Literature Association centennial studies, no. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond E. Jones.
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The "Psammead Trilogy" written by Edith Nesbit includes "Five Children and It", "The Phoenix and the Carpet", and "The Story of the Amulet". The essays collected in this volume celebrate the  Read more...

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