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Secret gardens : a study of the golden age of children's literature

Author: Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
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Examines the lives and writings of the Golden Age authors--from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carpenter, Humphrey.
Secret gardens.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985
(OCoLC)557458596
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0395352932 9780395352939 0395573742 9780395573747
OCLC Number: 11814725
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 235 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Prologue : The road to Arcadia --
pt. 1. Arrears of destruction --
1. Parson Lot takes a cold bath : Charles Kingsley and The water babies --
2. Alice and the mockery of God --
3. George MacDonald and the tender grandmother --
4. Louisa Alcott and the happy family --
pt. 2. The Arcadians --
1. Bevis, the pioneer --
2. Kenneth Grahame and the search for Arcadia --
3. E. Nesbit : a Victorian in disguise --
4. Beatrix Potter : the ironist in Arcadia --
5. The wind in the willows --
6. J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan : "That terrible masterpiece" --
7. A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh : farewell to the enchanted places --
Epilogue : The garden revisited --
Notes and references --
Index.
Responsibility: Humphrey Carpenter.

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Examines the lives and writings of the Golden Age authors--from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh.

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