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Malory's magic book : King Arthur and the child, 1862-1980

Author: Elly McCausland
Publisher: Cambridge : Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2019.
Series: Arthurian studies, 86.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the time when the writer J.T. Knowles first adapted Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur for a juvenile audience in 1862, there has been a strong connection between children and the Arthurian legend. Between 1862 and 1980, in Britain and America, numerous adaptations of the Morte were produced for a young audience, participating in cultural dialogues relating to the medieval, literary heritage, masculine development,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Malory, Sir; Arthur, King; Arthur, King.; Thomas Malory
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elly McCausland
ISBN: 1843845199 9781843845195
OCLC Number: 1039335419
Description: xi, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. 'Ever fresh and fascinating to the boy and girl of today': the timeless child and the childish medieval in nineteenth-century Arthuriana --
2. Risk and revenue: adventurous Arthurian masculinities in the work of Howard Pyle and Henry Gilbert --
3. The ill-made adult and the mother's curse: psychoanalysing the Arthurian child in T. H. White's The Once and Future King --
4. 'Monty Python was not that far away': the instability of 1950s Arthuriana for children --
5. 'For a little while a magician': potent childish fantasies in John Steinbeck's Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights --
Conclusion: At the crossing-places.
Series Title: Arthurian studies, 86.
Other Titles: King Arthur and the child, 1862-1980
Responsibility: Elly McCausland.

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An examination of the numerous adaptations of Malory's Morte Darthur for children in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Read more...

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