The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis,c2011
|注意：||Description based upon print version of record.|
|描述：||1 online resource (251 p.)|
|内容：||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|
|丛书名：||Children's literature and culture.|
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.