Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 May 2020

352 Pages | 17 black-and-white illustrations and 8 colour plates

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198859215

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Childhood and the Classics

Britain and America, 1850-1965

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

Classical Presences

  • Offers detailed interpretive readings of works by both well-known authors and authors no longer widely read, both deepening and broadening scholarly understanding of the tradition
  • Explores the childhood encounter from a range of informative perspectives, treating not only books directed towards children, but also adult books read by children ("crossover" texts), and adult literature that engages with childhood
  • Places particular works and evolving traditions within their historical contexts through rigorous attention to their background and origins
  • Addresses issues of current critical interest in both classical reception studies and children's literature studies, including questions of nationality and gender
  • Richly illustrated throughout with an eight-page colour plate section, supporting and complementing discussions of the important role and history of illustration throughout this period