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

Label
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this groundbreaking contribution to Victorian and childhood studies, Marah Gubar proposes a fundamental reconception of the nineteenth-century attitude toward the child. The Romantic ideology of innocence spread more slowly 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 actually deeply ambivalent. Writers such as Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and J.M. Barrie often resisted the growing cultural pressure to erect a strict barrier between child and adult, innocence and experience. Instead of urging young people to mold themselves to match a static ideal of artless simplicity, they frequently conceived of children as precociously literate, highly socialized beings who--though indisputably shaped by the strictures of civilized life--could nevertheless cope with such influences in creative ways"--Abstract
Member of
Cataloging source
RCM
Dewey number
820.9/928209034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR990
LC item number
.G83 2009 Online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • CRKN ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
Label
Artful dodgers : reconceiving the golden age of children's literature, Marah Gubar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our field: the rise of the child narrator -- Collaborating with the enemy: Treasure Island -- Reciprocal aggression: unromantic agency in the art of Lewis Carroll -- Partners in crime: E. Nesbit and the art of thieving -- The cult of the child and the controversy over child actors -- Burnett, Barrie, and the emergence of children's theatre
Control code
ocn429508275
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611987060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786611987060
Other physical details
illustrations
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198706
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35441094
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)429508275
  • pebcs0195336259

Library Locations

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