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The Resource Popular children's literature in Britain, edited by Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby

Popular children's literature in Britain, edited by Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby

Label
Popular children's literature in Britain
Title
Popular children's literature in Britain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 and values that have been ascribed to the term 'popular'. They consider whether popularity can be imposed, or if it must always emerge from children's preferences. And they investigate how the 'Harry Potter' phenomenon fits into a repeated cycle of success and decline within the publishing industry. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, fairy tales, science schoolbooks, Victorian adventures, waif novels or school stories, these essays show how historical and publishing contexts are vital in determining which books will succeed and which will fail, which bestsellers will endure and which will fade quickly into obscurity. As they consider the fiction of Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling, the contributors carefully analyse how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate - and sometimes even sustain - literary success."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-
  • 1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Briggs, Julia.
  • Butts, Dennis
  • Grenby, M. O.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature, English
  • Children
  • Popular literature
  • Literature and society
Label
Popular children's literature in Britain, edited by Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-325) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • General introduction/
  • M. O. Grenby
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Old tales retold
  • 2.
  • Before children's literature : children, chapbooks and popular culture in early modern Britain/
  • M. O. Grenby
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Robin Hood in boys' weeklies to 1914/
  • Kevin Carpenter
  • p. 47
  • 4.
  • From Madame d'Aulnoy to Mother Bunch : popularity and the fairy tale/
  • David Blamires
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • From chapbooks to pantomime/
  • George Speaight
  • Brian Alderson
  • p. 87
  • Pt. II.
  • Forgotten favorites
  • 6.
  • Finding and sustaining a popular appeal : the case of/
  • Barbara Hofland
  • Dennis Butts
  • p. 105
  • 7.
  • Telling the other side : Hesba Stretton's 'Outcast' stories/
  • Elaine Lomax
  • p. 123
  • 8.
  • Exploiting a formula : the adventure stories of G.A. Henty (1832-1902)/
  • Dennis Butts
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Angela Brazil and the making of the girls' school story/
  • Judy Simons
  • p. 165
  • Pt. III.
  • Popular instruction, popularity imposed
  • 10.
  • Rewarding reads? : giving, receiving and resisting evangelical reward and prize books/
  • Kimberley Reynolds
  • p. 189
  • 11.
  • Tracts, classics and brands : science for children in the nineteenth century/
  • Aileen Fyfe
  • p. 209
  • 12.
  • Popular education and big money : Mee, Hammerton and Northcliffe/
  • Gillian Avery
  • p. 229
  • Pt. IV.
  • famous three : Blyton, Dahl and Rowling
  • 13.
  • From Froebel Teacher to English Disney : the phenomenal success of/
  • Enid Blyton
  • David Rudd
  • p. 251
  • 14.
  • 'And children swarmed to him like settlers; he became a land' : the outrageous success of Roald Dahl/
  • Peter Hollindale
  • p. 271
  • 15.
  • 'Most popular ever' : the launching of Harry Potter/
  • Julia Eccleshare
  • p. 287
  • 16.
  • brand, the intertext and the reader : reading desires in the 'Harry Potter' series/
  • Stacy Gillis
  • p. 301
  • Further reading.
  • p. 317
  • Index.
  • p. 327
Control code
ocn163593070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 342 p.
Isbn
9781840142426
Lccn
2007030557
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Popular children's literature in Britain, edited by Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-325) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • General introduction/
  • M. O. Grenby
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Old tales retold
  • 2.
  • Before children's literature : children, chapbooks and popular culture in early modern Britain/
  • M. O. Grenby
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Robin Hood in boys' weeklies to 1914/
  • Kevin Carpenter
  • p. 47
  • 4.
  • From Madame d'Aulnoy to Mother Bunch : popularity and the fairy tale/
  • David Blamires
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • From chapbooks to pantomime/
  • George Speaight
  • Brian Alderson
  • p. 87
  • Pt. II.
  • Forgotten favorites
  • 6.
  • Finding and sustaining a popular appeal : the case of/
  • Barbara Hofland
  • Dennis Butts
  • p. 105
  • 7.
  • Telling the other side : Hesba Stretton's 'Outcast' stories/
  • Elaine Lomax
  • p. 123
  • 8.
  • Exploiting a formula : the adventure stories of G.A. Henty (1832-1902)/
  • Dennis Butts
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Angela Brazil and the making of the girls' school story/
  • Judy Simons
  • p. 165
  • Pt. III.
  • Popular instruction, popularity imposed
  • 10.
  • Rewarding reads? : giving, receiving and resisting evangelical reward and prize books/
  • Kimberley Reynolds
  • p. 189
  • 11.
  • Tracts, classics and brands : science for children in the nineteenth century/
  • Aileen Fyfe
  • p. 209
  • 12.
  • Popular education and big money : Mee, Hammerton and Northcliffe/
  • Gillian Avery
  • p. 229
  • Pt. IV.
  • famous three : Blyton, Dahl and Rowling
  • 13.
  • From Froebel Teacher to English Disney : the phenomenal success of/
  • Enid Blyton
  • David Rudd
  • p. 251
  • 14.
  • 'And children swarmed to him like settlers; he became a land' : the outrageous success of Roald Dahl/
  • Peter Hollindale
  • p. 271
  • 15.
  • 'Most popular ever' : the launching of Harry Potter/
  • Julia Eccleshare
  • p. 287
  • 16.
  • brand, the intertext and the reader : reading desires in the 'Harry Potter' series/
  • Stacy Gillis
  • p. 301
  • Further reading.
  • p. 317
  • Index.
  • p. 327
Control code
ocn163593070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 342 p.
Isbn
9781840142426
Lccn
2007030557
Other physical details
ill.

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