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The myth of Persephone in girls' fantasy literature

Author: Holly Virginia Blackford
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Children's literature and culture, 80
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Virginia Blackford
ISBN: 9780415895415 0415895413
OCLC Number: 773418818
Description: xi, 248 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents Introduction: Reaching for the Narcissus: Byronic Boys, Toys, and the Plight of Persephone 1: Unearthing the Child Underworld: The History of Persephone and Developmental Psychology 2: Toying with Persephone: Herr Drosselmeier and Marie in E. T. A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816) 3: Jo's Sensational Boy and the Gift of Amy's Soul in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (1868-1869) 4: Lost Girls, Underworld Queens in J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy (1911) and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847) 5: Eleusinian Mysteries in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911) 6: The Byronic Woman: E. B. White's Charlotte's Web (1952) 7: The Riddle of Feminine Ecriture in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998) 8: Divorce and Other Mothers: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005) and Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2002)
Series Title: Children's literature and culture, 80
Responsibility: Holly Virginia Blackford.
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"Blackford's far-reaching book is required reading for those interested in young-adult literature and/or gender studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --V. A. Murrenus Pilmaier, University of Read more...

 
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