The Resource Talking animals in British children's fiction, 1786-1914, Tess Cosslett

Talking animals in British children's fiction, 1786-1914, Tess Cosslett

Label
Talking animals in British children's fiction, 1786-1914
Title
Talking animals in British children's fiction, 1786-1914
Statement of responsibility
Tess Cosslett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In her reappraisal of canonical works such as Black Beauty, Beautiful Joe, Wind in the Willows, and Peter Rabbit, Tess Cosslett traces how nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal intersected with, or left their mark on, the venerable genre of the animal story written for children. Applying a range of critical approaches, from Bakhtinian ideas of the carnivalesque to feminist, postcolonial, and ecocritical theory, she raises important questions about the construction of the child reader, the qualifications of the implied author, and the possibilities of children's literature compared with literature written for adults. Cosslett examines how the issues of animal speech and animal subjectivity were managed, at a time when the possession of language and consciousness had become a vital sign of the difference between humans and animals. Topics of great contemporary concern, such as the relation of the human and the natural, masculine and feminine, child and adult, are investigated within their nineteenth-century contexts, making this an important book for nineteenth-century scholars, children's literature specialists, and historians of science and childhood." -- Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.809362083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.C513
LC item number
C67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The nineteenth century series
Label
Talking animals in British children's fiction, 1786-1914, Tess Cosslett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-197) and index
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Contents
Animals in eighteenth-century children's books -- Fabulous histories and papillonades -- Animal autobiography -- Parables and fairy-tales -- Wild animal stories -- Arcadias?
Control code
ocm62430768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
205 p.
Isbn
9780754636564
Lccn
2005033638
Other physical details
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.b27568490
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  • (OCoLC)62430768
  • md27568490

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