History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children’s Literature
Jackie C. Horne
Page count: 298 pages
File size: 3.9 MB
Jackie C. Horne examines little-studied robinsonnades, historical novels, and didactic history books to show how changes in the writing of history for adults influenced the construction of child characters in Britain during the early part of the nineteenth century. Situated within the cultural, social, and political contexts of the period, Horne’s study will be of interest to specialists in children’s literature, the history of education, and book history.