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Popular children's literature in Britain

Author: Julia Briggs; Dennis Butts; M O Grenby
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have created the popularity of children's books both today and in the past." "The essays collected here ask about the meanings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Briggs; Dennis Butts; M O Grenby
ISBN: 9781840142426 1840142421
OCLC Number: 163593070
Description: xiv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Before children's literature: Children, chapbooks and popular culture in early modern Britain / M.O. Grenby --
Robin Hood in boys' weeklies to 1914 / Kevin Carpenter --
From Madame d'Aulnoy to Mother Bunch: Popularity and the fairy tale / David Blamires --
From chapbooks to pantomime / George Speaight with Brian Alderson --
Finding and sustaining popular appeal: The case of Barbara Hofland / Dennis Butts --
Telling the other side: Hesba Stretton's 'Outcast' stories / Elaine Lomax --
Exploiting a formula: The adventure stories of G.A. Henty (1832-1902) / Dennis Butts --
Angela Brazil and the making of the girls' school story / Judy Simons --
Rewarding reads? Giving, receiving and resisting Evangelical reward and prize books / Kimberley Reynolds --
Tracts, classics and brands: Science for children in the ninetheenth centrury /Aileen Fyfe --
Popular education and big money: Mee, Hammerton and Northcliffe / Gillian Avery --
From Froebel teacher to English Disney: The phenomenal success of Enid Blyton / David Rudd --
'And children swarmed to him like settlers. He became a land.' The outrageous success of Roald Dahl / Peter Hollindale --
'Most popular ever': The launching of Harry Potter / Julia Eccleshare --
The brand, the intertext and the reader: Reading desires in the 'Harry Potter' series / Stacy Gillis.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby.
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Analyzes how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate literary success. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, science schoolbooks or  Read more...


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