Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 September 2010

509 Pages | 17 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199582563

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The Mind of the Child

Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine 1840-1900

Sally S. Shuttleworth

  • Winner of the British Society for Literature and Science Prize for the best book in the field of literature and science published in 2010
  • New in paperback
  • Groundbreaking study of Victorian childhood which draws extensively on literary and medical texts
  • First overview of the beginnings of child psychology and psychiatry
  • Shows that many of our current concerns surrounding childhood had their origins in the nineteenth century

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