Children's Literature

From the Fin de Siecle to the New Millennium

Kimberley Reynolds

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ISBN: 9780746312186

Publication: November 30, 2011

Series: Writers and their Work

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A volume in the Writers and Their Work series, which draws upon recent thinking in English studies to introduce writers and their contexts. Each volume includes biographical material, an examination of recent criticism, a bibliography and a reappraisal of a major work by the writer.

Dr Kimberley Reynolds lectures in English and Women’s Studies at the Roehampton Institute, where she also runs the Children’s Literature Research Centre. Her previous books include Victorian Heroines: Readings in Femininity and its Representations in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art (Harvester, 1993), Girls only? Gender and Popular Juvenile Fiction in Britain 1880-1910 (Harvester, 1990) and An Illustrated Dictionary of Art Terms (Ebury Press, 1981).

‘Reynolds..has approached the task in an original and potentially illuminating fashion..’

‘a fascinating, scholarly examination of the dialectical relationship between children’s literature and attitudes towards children and childhood.’
The Reader’s Guide to Literature.

‘a constantly thoughtful and thought-provoking book with the importance of literature and the needs of real children as its constant concerns. There are some remarkable insights into the history of children’s literature.’
The School Librarian

‘..a very useful book in an area where a short pithy introduction like this is badly needed.’
Times Educational Supplement

‘In anyone’s terms this is a virtuoso and scholarly tour de force analysis of the past 100 years of children’s fiction.’
Times Higher Educational Supplement

Format: Paperback

Edition: 2nd Revised ed.

Size: 216 × 138 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780746312186

Publication: November 30, 2011

Series: Writers and their Work

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