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Published: 10 October 2013

510 Pages | 17 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199682171

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The Mind of the Child

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

Sally 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