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- DescriptionIn this groundbreaking and wide-ranging study, Teresa Michals explores why some books originally written for a mixed-age audience, such as Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, eventually became children's literature, while others, such as Samuel Richardson's Pamela, became adult vels. Michals considers how historically specific ideas about age shaped t only the readership of vels, but also the ways that characters are represented within them. Arguing that age is first understood through social status, and later through the ideal of psychological development, the book examines the new determination of authors at the end of the nineteenth century, such as Henry James, to write for an audience of adults only. In these vels and in their reception, a world of masters and servants became a world of adults and children.
- Author BiographyTeresa Michals is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Literature at George Mason University, Virginia.
- PrizesShortlisted for Children's Literature Association Honor Book Award 2016.
- Author(s)Teresa Michals
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication06/03/2014
- SubjectLiterary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note3 b/w illus.
- Weight540 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine23 mm
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