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The Resource Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature, Marah Gubar

Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature, Marah Gubar

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Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature
Title
Artful dodgers
Title remainder
reconceiving the golden age of children's literature
Statement of responsibility
Marah Gubar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this contribution to Victorian and children's literature studies, Marah Gubar proposes a fundamental reconception of the nineteenth-century attitude toward childhood. The ideal and ideology of innocence was much slower to spread than we think, she contends, and the people whom we assume were most committed to it - children's authors and members of the infamous "cult of the child" - were in fact deeply ambivalent about this Romantic notion." "In the process of tracing how Golden Age authors explored the enigmatic issue of the child's agency, Gubar offers a new account of the rise of the child narrator, the vogue for child actors, and the emergence of children's theatre. Artful Dodgers is essential reading for anyone interested in literary and dramatic representations of children."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Gubar, Marah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature, English
  • English literature
  • Children in literature
  • Adolescence in literature
Label
Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature, Marah Gubar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-251) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast".
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 1.
  • "Our Field": The Rise of the Child Narrator.
  • p. 39
  • Ch. 2.
  • Collaborating with the Enemy: Treasure Island as Anti-Adventure Story.
  • p. 69
  • Ch. 3.
  • Reciprocal Aggression: Un-Romantic Agency in the Art of Lewis Carroll.
  • p. 93
  • Ch. 4.
  • Partners in Crime: E. Nesbit and the Art of Thieving.
  • p. 125
  • Ch. 5.
  • Cult of the Child and the Controversy over Child Actors.
  • p. 149
  • Ch. 6.
  • Burnett, Barrie, and the Emergence of Children's Theatre.
  • p. 180
  • Notes.
  • p. 211
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 253
Control code
ocn231745547
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780195336252
Lccn
2008024308
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature, Marah Gubar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-251) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast".
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 1.
  • "Our Field": The Rise of the Child Narrator.
  • p. 39
  • Ch. 2.
  • Collaborating with the Enemy: Treasure Island as Anti-Adventure Story.
  • p. 69
  • Ch. 3.
  • Reciprocal Aggression: Un-Romantic Agency in the Art of Lewis Carroll.
  • p. 93
  • Ch. 4.
  • Partners in Crime: E. Nesbit and the Art of Thieving.
  • p. 125
  • Ch. 5.
  • Cult of the Child and the Controversy over Child Actors.
  • p. 149
  • Ch. 6.
  • Burnett, Barrie, and the Emergence of Children's Theatre.
  • p. 180
  • Notes.
  • p. 211
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 253
Control code
ocn231745547
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780195336252
Lccn
2008024308
Other physical details
ill.

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