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Childhood and the classics : Britain and America, 1850-1965

Author: Sheila Murnaghan; Deborah H Roberts
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The dissemination of classical material to children has long been a major form of popularization with far-reaching effects. This volume explores the reception of classical antiquity in childhood from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries in Britain and the United States, focusing on myth and historical fiction in particular.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Murnaghan, Sheila, 1951-
Childhood and the classics.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)996416545
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Murnaghan; Deborah H Roberts
ISBN: 0191091944 9780191091940 9780191747472 0191747475
OCLC Number: 1029320935
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: FrontmatterList of Illustrations0: Introduction1: "Very Capital Reading for Children": Hawthorne, Kingsley, and the Transformation of Myth into Children's Literature2: Classics in their Own Right: Visions and Revisions of Hawthorne and Kingsley3: "Steeped in Greek Mythology": The First Half of the Twentieth Century4: "Be a Roman Soldier": History, Historical Fiction, and National Identity5: Ancient History for Girls6: The Ancient Prehistory of Modern Adults7: Pan in the Alps: Child and Adult in H.D.'s The Hedgehog8: EpilogueEndmatterBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts.

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