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Officials and Genteel-men

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the crisis in the status of children's fiction in Britain during the Second World War. It discusses the compensation of wartime bereavement of deprivation of necessities, and ... More


British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Owen Dudley Edwards

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a broad-ranging discussion of wartime children's literature and its effects. What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new ... More


Orwell v. Richards: Children’s Fiction to 1940

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses children's fiction during the early years of the twentieth century. It specifically focuses on the works of George Orwell and Frank Richards, who is also known as Charles ... More


The bill of fare: The politics of food in Maria Edgeworth’s children’s fiction

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Maria Edgeworth's writing for children, looking at the centrality of food in the cultural and social constitution of the child. It notes that Edgeworth's children's fiction is ... More


Children’s and Juvenile Literature

M. O. Grenby

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines children's and juvenile literature. Many pre-Victorian children did not encounter children's fiction at all. A substantial number, of course, were largely disconnected from ... More


Children’s and Young Adult Novels: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific

Clare Bradford

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the history of children's and young adult fiction in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. During the mid-twentieth century, fiction for the young in Australia, ... More


First Communion: The Most Beautiful Day in the Lives and Deaths of Little Girls

Carol E. Harrison

in Romantic Catholics: France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452451
eISBN:
9780801470592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452451.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on first communion, the rite of the church that marked children's arrival at the age of reason and welcomed them as full members into the community of Christ's church. It ... More


Fictionalizing Children, Children’s Fiction

Caroline Levander

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the emergence of children's fiction as a genre of American literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, it looks at novels that feature ... More


The Irish Fin de Siècle

Anne Markey

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides a survey of the range of cultural activity in Ireland during the late decades of the nineteenth century. It points to the importance of Irish writers in defining the Victorian ... More


Prologue

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores how the real-world politics of sex, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class struggles, environment and imperialism is represented in science fiction. In 1970 science fiction offered a ... More


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