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Children's Literature - Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends

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ISBN-10: 0230227147

ISBN-13: 9780230227149

Edition: 2009

Authors: Heather Montgomery, Nicola J. Watson, Nicola J. Watson, Nicola J. Watson

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 8/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

MARY A. FAVRET teaches English and Women's Studies at Indiana University and is author of Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters. NICOLA J. WATSON teaches English at Northwestern University and is author of Revolution and the Form of the Novel 1790--1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions.

List of Figures
List of Plates
Classic Texts
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women(1868-9)
Little Women: Alcott's Civil War
'Wake up and be a man': Little Women, Laurie, and the Ethic of Submission
Louisa May Alcott and the Rise of Gender-Specific Series Books
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1881-2; 1883)
My First Book: 'Treasure Island'
Slaves to Adventure: The Pure Story of Treasure Island
Treasure Island and the Romance of the British Civil Service
Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
Peter Rabbit: Potter's Story
Aesop in the Shadows
Perspective and Point of View in The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Two Classic Poetry Collections: Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child's Garden of Verses (1885) and A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young (1924)
The Contexts of A Child's Garden of Verses
A.A. Milne: When We Were Very Young
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (1904)
Peter Pan and the Spectacle of the Child
A Hundred Years of Peter Pan
Peter Pan and the Pantomime Tradition
Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons (1930)
The Lake District Novels
Arthur Ransome and Problems of Literary Assessment
Peter Pan, Wild Cat Island, and the Lure of the Real
Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden (1958)
Loneliness, Dreaming, and Discovery: Tom's Midnight Garden
Midnight Gardens, Magic Wells
Tom's Midnight Garden
Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976)
A Search for Law and Justice in a Racist Society
Child Agency in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Role of Education in Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder
Philip Pullman, Northern Lights (1995)
Dust as Metaphor in Philip Pullman
Obedience, Disobedience, and Storytelling in C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
The Phenomenon of Harry Potter, or Why All the Talk?
The Unthinkingness of Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Reinvention of the Past
Contemporary Trends
Fiction for Adolescents: Melvin Burgess, Junk (1996)
Sympathy for the Devil
'And it's so real': Versions of Reality in Melvin Burgess's Junk
Radical Agendas: Beverley Naidoo, The Other Side of Truth (2000)
A Writer's Journey: Retracing The Other Side of Truth
What is The Other Side of Truth?
Past Worlds: Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy (2000)
New Historical Fiction for Children
Coram Boy as History
Future Worlds: Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines (2001)
Carnivalizing the Future: Mortal Engines
Traction Cities, Postmodernisms, and Coming of Age: Mortal Engines
Further Reading for Part 2