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Children and their books : a celebration of the work of Iona and Peter Opie

Author: Iona Opie; Peter Opie; Gillian Avery; Julia Briggs
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by distinguished scholars including Keith Thomas, Humphrey Carpenter, Barbara Everett and John Bayley, covers topics ranging from the history of children's literature to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Iona Opie; Peter Opie; Iona Opie; Peter Opie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Opie; Peter Opie; Gillian Avery; Julia Briggs
ISBN: 0198129912 9780198129912 0198122535 9780198122531
OCLC Number: 18987058
Description: xvi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gillian Avery and Julia Briggs --
Collecting Children's Books: Self-indulgence and Scholarship / Brian Alderson --
Selections from the Accession Diaries of Peter Opie / Clive Hurst --
Children in Early Modern England / Keith Thomas --
A Child Prophet: Martha Hatfield as The Wise Virgin / Nigel Smith --
The Puritans and their Heirs / Gillian Avery --
The Origins of the Fairy Tale for Children or, How Script Was Used to Tame the Beast in Us / Jack Zipes --
'Malbrouck s'en va-t-en guerre' or, How History Reaches the Nursery / Giles Barber --
William Godwin as Children's Bookseller / William St. Clair --
Dodgson, Carroll, and the Emancipation of Alice / John Batchelor --
Arthur Hughes as Illustrator for Children / Kate Flint --
Women Writers and Writing for Children: From Sarah Fielding to E. Nesbit / Julia Briggs --
E. Nesbit and The Book of Dragons / W.W. Robinson --
Excessively Impertinent Bunnies: The Subversive Element in Beatrix Potter / Humphrey Carpenter --
The Wind in the Willows: The Vitality of a Classic / Neil Phillip --
Henry James's Children / Barbara Everett --
The Child in Walter de la Mare / John Bayley --
Tolkien's Great War / Hugh Brogan --
William Mayne / Alison Lurie --
Children's Diaries / A.O.J. Cockshut --
Children's Manuscript Magazines in the Bodleian Library / Olivia Bell and Alan Bell.
Responsibility: edited by Gillian Avery and Julia Briggs ; with a foreword by Iona Opie.
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