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Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature


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Reissuing works originally published between 1981 and 2000 this set offers an outstanding small collection of scholarship. It includes volumes on Victorian fiction for children, boys’ school stories, heroes in children’s literature, boyhood and children’s literature as art and how criticism developed for the genre.

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Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic

Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic

1st Edition

Maria Nikolajeva
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and...

Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

1st Edition

Joseph Bristow
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain...

The Impact of Victorian Children's Fiction

The Impact of Victorian Children's Fiction

1st Edition

J. S. Bratton
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children’s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it...

From Brown to Bunter: The Life and Death of the School Story

From Brown to Bunter: The Life and Death of the School Story

1st Edition

P. W. Musgrave
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys’ school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story – didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents’ Assistant – and goes on to examine in...

Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

1st Edition

Various
August 25, 2015

Reissuing works originally published between 1981 and 2000 this set offers an outstanding small collection of scholarship. It includes volumes on Victorian fiction for children, boys’ school stories, heroes in children’s literature, boyhood and children’s literature as art and how criticism...

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