The Resource Charles Dickens and the Victorian child : romanticizing and socializing the imperfect child, Amberyl Malkovich

Charles Dickens and the Victorian child : romanticizing and socializing the imperfect child, Amberyl Malkovich

Label
Charles Dickens and the Victorian child : romanticizing and socializing the imperfect child
Title
Charles Dickens and the Victorian child
Title remainder
romanticizing and socializing the imperfect child
Statement of responsibility
Amberyl Malkovich
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the 'ideal' Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children's Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers and readers alike, yet this did not stop the reading public from bringing home works not expressly intended for children and reading to their family. Within the idealized middle class family circle, authors such as Charles Dickens were read and appreciated by members of all ages. By examining some of Dickens's works that contain the imperfect child, and placing them alongside works by Kingsley, MacDonald, Stretton, Rossetti, and Nesbit, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era and early Edwardian period. These authors use elements of religion, death, irony, fairy worlds, gender, and class to illustrate the need for the ideal child and yet the impossibility of such a construct. Malkovich contends that the 'imperfect' child more readily reflects reality, whereas the 'ideal' child reflects an unattainable fantasy and while debates rage over how to define children's literature, such children, though somewhat changed, can still be found in the most popular of literatures read by children contemporarily."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malkovich, Amberyl
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.C46
LC item number
M35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Children in literature
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Children in literature
Label
Charles Dickens and the Victorian child : romanticizing and socializing the imperfect child, Amberyl Malkovich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Please Sir, I Want Some More: Learning ... at Any Cost -- I believe, I believe!: Fairies, Their World, and Authorial Preservation -- Belittling and Being Little: Resisting Socially Imposed Physical and Gendered Limitations -- A Beautiful Decay: Disease, Death and Eternal Longing of the Imperfect Child -- Mining the Missing Link: Contemporary Constructions of the Imperfect Child -- Conclusion: The Perfection of Imperfection: The Consummation of the Misunderstood
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 160 pages
Isbn
9780415899086
Lccn
2012032513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808684554
  • (OCoLC)ocn808684554
Label
Charles Dickens and the Victorian child : romanticizing and socializing the imperfect child, Amberyl Malkovich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Please Sir, I Want Some More: Learning ... at Any Cost -- I believe, I believe!: Fairies, Their World, and Authorial Preservation -- Belittling and Being Little: Resisting Socially Imposed Physical and Gendered Limitations -- A Beautiful Decay: Disease, Death and Eternal Longing of the Imperfect Child -- Mining the Missing Link: Contemporary Constructions of the Imperfect Child -- Conclusion: The Perfection of Imperfection: The Consummation of the Misunderstood
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 160 pages
Isbn
9780415899086
Lccn
2012032513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808684554
  • (OCoLC)ocn808684554

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