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The orphan in fiction and comics since the 19th century

Author: Marion Gymnich; Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz; Gerold Sedlmayr; Dirk Vanderbeke
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. ©2018
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The orphan has turned out to be an extraordinarily versatile literary figure. By juxtaposing diverse fictional representations of orphans, this volume sheds light on the development of cultural concepts such as childhood, family, the status of parental legacy, individualism, identity and charity. The first chapter argues that the figure of the orphan was suitable for negotiating a remarkable range of cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Gymnich; Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz; Gerold Sedlmayr; Dirk Vanderbeke
ISBN: 1527509265 9781527509269
OCLC Number: 1055308542
Description: 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The orphan in the Victorian novel / Marion Gymnich --
The gap, or the dying orphan / Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz --
"Some things remain broken forever": orphans and orphanhood in recent narrative representations / Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz --
Orphans, myth, and contemporary fantasy literature: Harry Potter, His dark materials, A song of ice and fire / Gerold Sedlmayr --
The orphan in comics and graphic novels / Dirk Vanderbeke.
Other Titles: The orphan in fiction and comics since the nineteenth-century
Responsibility: by Marion Gymnich, Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz, Gerold Sedlmayr and Dirk Vanderbeke.

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