The Resource Empire in British girls' literature and culture : imperial girls, 1880-1915, Michelle J. Smith

Empire in British girls' literature and culture : imperial girls, 1880-1915, Michelle J. Smith

Label
Empire in British girls' literature and culture : imperial girls, 1880-1915
Title
Empire in British girls' literature and culture
Title remainder
imperial girls, 1880-1915
Statement of responsibility
Michelle J. Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Empire in British Girls' Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880-1915 is the first book-length study of girlhood and empire in Victorian and Edwardian print culture. Redressing the neglect of popular girls' texts, it relates the emergence of fictional girl adventurers, castaways and 'ripping' schoolgirls to the British Empire. It provides both a new perspective on familiar girls' literature, such as the Girl's Own Paper and the novels of E. Nesbit and Frances Hodgson Burnett, and the first detailed examination of lesser known fiction, such as girls' robinsonades, the novels of Bessie Marchant and Angela Brazil, and the first Girl Guide Handbook. This book shows how imperial concerns not only informed the way in which girls were imagined as mothers and civilisers at home in Britain, but also as colonial settlers, nurses and explorers, on whom the very future of the Empire depended
Member of
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
820.9/92827
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR990
LC item number
.S59 2011e
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical approaches to children's literature
Label
Empire in British girls' literature and culture : imperial girls, 1880-1915, Michelle J. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imperial girls in British literature and culture -- Shaping the 'useful' girl: the girl's own paper, 1880-1907 -- Developing pedagogy and hybridised femininity in the girls' school story -- Adventurous girls of the British empire: the novels of Bessie Marchant -- Fantastic and domestic girls and the idolisation of 'improving' others -- Be(ing) prepared: girl guides, colonial life, and national strength -- Microcosms of girlhood: reworking the robinsonade for girls
Control code
ocn743800558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230308121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613210081
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
415216
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35373775
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)743800558
  • pebco0230308120

Library Locations

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