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Critical children : the use of childhood in ten great novels

Author: Richard Locke
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ten novels explored in Critical Children portray children so vividly that their names are instantly recognizable. Richard Locke traces the 130-year evolution of these iconic child characters, moving from Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw to Peter Pan and his modern American descendant, Holden Caulfield;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Locke
ISBN: 9780231157834 0231157835 9780231157827 0231157827
OCLC Number: 850337482
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Charles Dickens's Heroic Victims: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip 2. Mark Twain's Free Spirits and Slaves: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn 3. Henry James's Demonic Lambs: Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw 4. J. M. Barrie's Eternal Narcissist: Peter Pan 5. J. D. Salinger's Saintly Dropout: Holden Caulfield 6. Vladimir Nabokov's Abused Nymph: Lolita 7. Philip Roth's Performing Loudmouth: Alexander Portnoy Acknowledgments Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Richard Locke.

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The ten novels explored in Critical Children portray children so vividly that their names are instantly recognizable. Richard Locke traces the 130-year evolution of these iconic child characters, moving from Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw to Peter Pan and his modern American descendant, Holden Caulfield; and finally to Lolita and Alexander Portnoy.

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Using the portrayal of childhood as his eye-opening theme and total immersion as his critical method, Richard Locke brilliantly reexamines classic novels we complacently thought we understood. He Read more...

 
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