Reseña del editor:
Of all types of literature, children's literature is perhaps the best loved, most varied, and most subtly influential. Its history is not merely a footnote to social history, but a fascinating reflection of the way in which society sees itself and how it wishes itself to be seen, of how childhood is defined, controlled, and appreciated. From a literary viewpoint, children's literature shows how adult writers have explored questions of power and control, censorship and entertainment, respect and equality. This volume traces the history of children's literature in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, from the earliest printed books to the present day. It takes `children's literature' to mean books designed for children, as well as books of childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the `classic' to the unashamedly popular. Associate Editors: Dennis Butts; Ethol Heins; Margaret Kinnell; Tony Watkins Editorial Advisors: Louisa Smith; C. W. Sullivan III Contributors: Gillian Avery; Julia Briggs; Betty Gilderdale; Peter Hollindale; Anne Scott Macleod; Roderick McGillis; Michael Stone; Zena Sutherland
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Descripción Oxford University Press, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st. 378pp including chronology, furthur reading and index. Edited by the acclaimed children's author and editor Peter Hunt, and written by a truly international team of experts, this delightful volume is unsurpassed in breadth and depth. It traces the history of children's literature in English from the earliest hornbooks and classical translations, through nonsense rhymes, fairy and folk tales, to today's multimedia comic books and computer-based interactive adventures. Ranging across the centuries from Great Britain to the United States to Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, its lively commentary is accompanied by hundreds of full-color and black- and-white illustrations, including many rare reproductions. All the classics of the genre are examined: Old Mother Hubbard, Oliver Twist, the legends and tales of Hans Andersen, Edward Lear, and Oscar Wilde, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Little Women, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, and many, many more. Here as well are works less literary but no less beloved: The Velveteen Rabbit, and the series adventures of the Bobbsey Twins, the Hardy Boys, Enid Blyton's school girl heroines, and the inimitable Nancy Drew. Special attention is paid to the most popular and acclaimed of today's writing for children: the wondrous pictures books of Chris Van Allsburg, Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah Plain and Tall, and others destined to be classics of tomorrow. Throughout, there is in-depth discussion not only of the influences and inspiration of individual authors, but of the underlying social forces that shaped the tastes and perceptions of writers and their young readers alike. Beautiful to look at and a joy to read, this landmark volume is at once an indispensable reference and a compelling history of a vital part of our literature. It is filled with the unexpected insights and sense of discovery that distinguish the best writing for children. Show less Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Literature. Nº de ref. de la librería 53572
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97801921232061.0
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0192123203
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0192123203
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110192123203