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The myth of Persephone in girls' fantasy literature

Author: Holly Virginia Blackford
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Blackford, Holly Virginia.
Myth of Persephone in girls' fantasy literature.
New York ; London : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011008970
(OCoLC)698324482
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Virginia Blackford
ISBN: 9781136644283 1136644288 0203804899 9780203804896
OCLC Number: 775861927
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 248 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Reaching for the narcissus: Byronic boys, toys, and the plight of Persephone --
Unearthing the child underworld: the history of Persephone and developmental psychology --
Toying with Persephone: Herr Drosselmeier and Marie in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King --
Jo's sensational boy and the gift of Amy's soul in Louisa May Alcott's Little women (1868-1869) --
Lost girls, underworld queens in J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy (1911) and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights --
Eleusinian mysteries in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The secret garden --
The Byronic woman: E.B. White's Charlotte's web --
The riddle of feminine criture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and The chamber of secrets --
Divorce and other mothers: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005) and Neil Gaiman's Coraline.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.
Responsibility: Holly Virginia Blackford.
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