Children's Literature An Illustrated History

ISBN-10: 0192123203

ISBN-13: 9780192123206

Edition: 1995

Authors: Peter Hunt, Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnel, Tony Watkins

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Of all types of literature, children's literature is perhaps the best loved, most varied, and most subtly influential. Its history is not merely a footnote to social history, but a fascinating reflection of the way in which society sees itself and how it wishes itself to be seen, of how childhood is defined, controlled, and appreciated. From a literary viewpoint, children's literature shows how adult writers have explored questions of power and control, censorship and entertainment, respect and equality. This volume traces the history of children's literature in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, from the earliest printed books to the present day. It takes `children's literature' to mean books designed for children, as well as books of childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the `classic' to the unashamedly popular. Associate Editors: Dennis Butts; Ethol Heins; Margaret Kinnell; Tony Watkins Editorial Advisors: Louisa Smith; C. W. Sullivan III Contributors: Gillian Avery; Julia Briggs; Betty Gilderdale; Peter Hollindale; Anne Scott Macleod; Roderick McGillis; Michael Stone; Zena Sutherland
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

List of Contributors
List of Colour Illustrations
Editor's Preface
The Beginnings of Children's Reading to c.1700
Publishing for Children (1700-1780)
Morality and Levity (1780-1820)
The Beginnings of Victorianism (c. 1820-1850)
Children's Literature in America from the Puritan Beginnings to 1870
The Emergence of Form (1850-1890)
Transitions (1890-1914)
Retreatism and Advance (1914-1945)
Children's Literature in America (1870-1945)
Internationalism, Fantasy, and Realism (1945-1970)
Contemporary Children's Literature (1970-present)
Colonial and Post-Colonial Children's Literature
New Zealand
Further Reading
Illustration Sources
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