Gavin, Adrienne E.

The Child in British Literature

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Table of contents

1. The Child in British Literature: An Introduction

1. The Child in British Literature: An Introduction
Adrienne E. Gavin

Part I. Medieval and Early Modern Literature (1200–1700)

2. ‘That child may doon to fadres reverence’: Children and Childhood in Middle English Literature
Daniel T. Kline

3. Shakespeare’s ‘terrible infants’?: Children in Richard III, King John, and Macbeth
Katie Knowles

4. Infant Poets and Child Players: The Literary Performance of Childhood in Caroline England
Lucy Munro

5. ‘Children read for their Pleasantness’: Books for Schoolchildren in the Seventeenth Century
Edel Lamb

Part II. Eighteenth-Century, Romantic, and Victorian Literature (1700–1900)

6. Crusoe’s Children: Robinson Crusoe and the Culture of Childhood in the Eighteenth Century
Andrew O’Malley

7. Irony and Performance: The Romantic Child
Roderick McGillis

8. Angelic, Atavistic, Human: The Child of the Victorian Period
Naomi Wood

9. Degenerate ‘Innocents’: Childhood, Deviance, and Criminality in Nineteenth-Century Texts
Liz Thiel

10. ‘She faded and drooped as a flower’: Constructing the Child in the Child-Rescue Literature of Late Victorian England
Margot Hillel

Part III. Edwardian, Modern, and Contemporary Literature (1900–2010)

11. Unadulterated Childhood: The Child in Edwardian Fiction
Adrienne E. Gavin

12. ‘From the Enchanted Garden to the Steps of My Father’s House’: The Dissentient Child in Early Twentieth-Century British Fiction
Andrew F. Humphries

13. Baby Tuckoo among the Grown-Ups: Modernism and Childhood in the Interwar Period
Paul March-Russell

14. The Post-War Child: Childhood in British Literature in the Wake of World War II
Pat Pinsent

15. Shackled by Past and Parents: The Child in British Children’s Literature after 1970
Karen Sands-O’Connor

16. Examining the Idea of Childhood: The Child in the Contemporary British Novel
Katherina Dodou

Keywords: Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, Children's Literature, Childhood, Adolescence and Society, British and Irish Literature

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