Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's by Marah Gubar

By Marah Gubar

during this groundbreaking contribution to Victorian and kid's literature stories, Marah Gubar proposes a basic reconception of the nineteenth-century perspective towards youth. The ideology of innocence was once a lot slower to unfold than we predict, she contends, and the folks whom we think have been such a lot devoted to it--children's authors and participants of the notorious "cult of the child"--were truly deeply ambivalent approximately this Romantic suggestion. instead of wholeheartedly selling a static perfect of youth purity, Golden Age kid's authors usually symbolize youth as collaborators who're stuck up within the constraints of the tradition they inhabit, and but now not necessarily victimized due to this touch with adults and their international. Such nuanced meditations at the vexed factor of the kid's organisation, Gubar indicates, might help modern students to generate extra versatile severe methods to the research of youth and kid's literature.

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