Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins  book cover
SAVE
$11.19
1st Edition

Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins





ISBN 9781138856103
Published November 10, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
SAVE ~ $11.19
was $55.95
USD $44.76

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

The Mary Poppins that many people know of today--a stern, but sweet, loveable, and reassuring British nanny--is a far cry from the character created by Pamela Lyndon Travers in the 1930's. Instead, this is the Mary Poppins reinvented by Disney in the eponymous movie. This book sheds light on the original Mary Poppins,

Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins is the only full-length study that covers all the Mary Poppins books, exposing just how subversive the pre-Disney Mary Poppins character truly was.  Drawing important parallels between the character and the life of her creator, who worked as a governess herself, Grilli reveals the ways in which Mary Poppins came to unsettle the rigid and rigorous rules of Victorian and Edwardian society that most governesses embodied, taught, and passed on to their charges.

Author(s)

Biography

Giorgia Grilli teaches children's literature at the University of Bologna. She has published four books on children's literature in Italian.