Children's Literature Products

  • The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    1st Edition

    By Jarlath Killeen

    Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been marginalised in critical accounts as their apparently conservative didacticism appears at odds with the characterisation of Wilde as an amoral…

    Hardback – 2007-09-28
    Routledge

  • The Gothic in Children's Literature

    Haunting the Borders, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Jackson, Roderick McGillis, Karen Coats

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very…

    Hardback – 2007-07-31
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Soon Come Home to This Island

    West Indians in British Children's Literature, 1st Edition

    By Karen Sands-O'Connor

    Soon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black…

    Hardback – 2007-07-26
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture

    Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child, 1st Edition

    By Annette Wannamaker

    Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply…

    Hardback – 2007-07-23
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • A Critical History of French Children's Literature

    Volume One: 1600–1830, 1st Edition

    By Penelope E. Brown

    These books are the first full-length, comprehensive study written in English of French children’s literature. They provide both an overview of developments from the seventeenth century to the present day and detailed discussion of texts that are representative, innovative, or influential…

    Hardback – 2007-07-20
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • A Critical History of French Children's Literature

    Volume Two: 1830-Present, 1st Edition

    By Penelope E. Brown

    This two-volume critical history of French children’s literature from 1600 to the present helps bring awareness of the range, quality, and importance of French children’s literature to a wider audience. The works of a number of French writers, notably La Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Jules Verne, and…

    Hardback – 2007-07-20
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Once Upon a Time in a Different World

    Issues and Ideas in African American Children’s Literature, 1st Edition

    By Neal A. Lester

    Once Upon a Time in a Different World, a unique addition to the celebrated Children’s Literature and Culture series, seeks to move discussions and treatments of ideas in African America Children’s literature from the margins to the forefront of literary discourse. Looking at a variety of topics,…

    Hardback – 2007-06-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Women and the Shaping of the Nation's Young

    Education and Public Doctrine in Britain 1750–1850, 1st Edition

    By Mary Hilton

    Researchers have neglected the cultural history of education and as a result women's educational works have been disparaged as narrowly didactic and redundant to the history of ideas. Mary Hilton's book serves as a corrective to these biases by culturally contextualising the popular educational…

    Hardback – 2007-04-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Talking Animals in British Children's Fiction, 1786–1914

    1st Edition

    By Tess Cosslett

    In her reappraisal of canonical works such as Black Beauty, Beautiful Joe, Wind in the Willows, and Peter Rabbit, Tess Cosslett traces how nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal intersected with, or left their mark on, the venerable genre of the animal story written for children.…

    Hardback – 2006-06-22
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century

    Age and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Anja Müller

    This innovative collection of essays re-examines conventional ideas of the history of childhood, exploring the child's increasing prominence in eighteenth-century discourse and the establishment of the category of age as a marker of social distinction alongside race, class and gender. While…

    Hardback – 2006-04-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Stage

    Theatricals in a Quiet Life, 1st Edition

    By Richard Foulkes

    Author of the enduringly popular Alice books, mathematician, Anglican cleric, and pioneer photographer, Lewis Carroll maintained a lifelong enthusiasm for the theatre. Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Stage is the first book to focus on Carroll's irresistible fascination with all things theatrical,…

    Hardback – 2005-05-28
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Comparative Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Emer O'Sullivan

    WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature…

    Hardback – 2005-03-02
    Routledge

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