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Ventures into childland - U. C Knoepflmacher

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Title
Ventures into childland - Victorians, fairy tales, and femininity
Author
U. C Knoepflmacher
format
Hardback
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980813

Behind the innocent face of Victorian fairy tales such as Through the Looking Glass or Mopsa the Fairy lurks the specter of an intense gender debate about the very nature of childhood. Offering brilliant rereadings of classics from the "Golden Age of Children's Literature" as well as literature commonly considered "grown-up," U. C. Knoepflmacher illuminates this debate, probing deeply into the relations between adults and children, adults and their own childhood selves, and the lives of beloved Victorian authors and their "children's tales." Ventures into Childland will delight and instruct all readers of children's classics, and will be essential reading for students of Victorian culture and gender studies.

"Ventures into Childland is acute, well written and stimulating. It also has a political purpose, to insist on the importance of protecting and nurturing children, imaginatively and physically."-Jan Marsh, Times Literary Supplement

"A provocative and interesting book about Victorian culture."-Library Journal

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Nina Auerbach is professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. U. C. Knoepflmacher is professor of English at Princeton University.

Type
BOOK
Edition
1
Keyword Index
Children's literature, English - History and criticism.|Girls - Books and reading - Great Britain - History - 19th century.|English literature - 19th century - History and criticism.|Authorship - Sex differences - History - 19th century.|Fairy tales - Great Britain - History and criticism.|Fantasy literature, English - History and criticism.|Children's literature, English - Illustrations.|Children's literature - Psychological aspects.|Great Britain - History - Victoria, 1837-1901.
Country of Publication
Illinois
Number of Pages
444

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