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The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

Author: Holly Blackford
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
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In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls' literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, J.M. Barrie's Peter and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blackford, Holly.
Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Blackford
ISBN: 9780203804896 0203804899
OCLC Number: 798531580
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages).
Contents: The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature; Front Cover; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Foreword; Introduction: Reaching for the Narcissus: Byronic Boys, Toys, and the Plight of Persephone; Chapter 1: Unearthing the Child Underworld: The History of Persephone and Developmental Psychology; Chapter 2: Toying with Persephone: Herr Drosselmeier and Marie in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816); Chapter 3: Jo's Sensational Boy and the Gift of Amy's Soul in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (1868-1869). Chapter 4: Lost Girls, Underworld Queens in J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy (1911) and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1847)Chapter 5: Eleusinian Mysteries in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911); Chapter 6: The Byronic Woman: E.B. White's Charlotte's Web (1952); Chapter 7: The Riddle of Féminine Écriture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998); Chapter 8: Divorce and Other Mothers: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005) and Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2002); Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.

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In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls' literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, and Neil G.

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