Children's Literature An Illustrated History
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/1995
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|List of Contributors|
|List of Colour Illustrations|
|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)|
|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|