The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf

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Juni 2005



A collection of essays on the juvenilia of famous authors including Austen, the Brontes, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.


Part I. Childhood Writings: 1. Introduction Christine Alexander and Juliet McMaster; 2. Nineteenth-century juvenilia: a survey Christine Alexander; 3. Play and apprenticeship: the culture of family magazines Christine Alexander; 4. What Daisy knew: the epistemology of the child writer Juliet McMaster; 5. Defining and representing literary juvenilia Christine Alexander; Part II. Individual Authors: 6. Jane Austen, that disconcerting 'Child' Margaret Doody; 7. Endless imitation: Austen's and Byron's juvenilia Rachel Brownstein; 8. Childhood writings of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Beverly Taylor; 9. Autobiography and juvenilia: the fractured self in Charlotte Bronte's early manuscripts Christine Alexander; 10. The child is parent to the author: Branwell Bronte Victor Neufeldt; 11. Choosing a model: George Eliot's 'Prentice Hand' Juliet McMaster; 12. Precocity and the economy of the evangelical self in John Ruskin's juvenilia David C. Hanson; 13. Louisa May Alcott's juvenilia Daniel Shealy; 14. Dr Arnold's granddaughter: Mary Augusta Ward Gillian Boughton; 15. New woman, new boots: Amy Levy as child journalist Naomi Hetherington; 16. An annotated bibliography of nineteenth-century juvenilia Lesley Peterson and Leslie Robertson.


Christine Alexander is Professor of English at the University of New South Wales. Juliet McMaster is University Professor Emerita of English at the University of Alberta.


Review of the hardback: '... a solid volume of essays on nineteenth-century children's writing.' Times Literary Supplement Review of the hardback: '... a highly original volume of essays, which, in reconfiguring talented nineteenth-century children as voyeurs, spies and witnesses of the adult world, opens up considerably more than just the field of juvenilia for further research.' Journal of Victorian Culture
EAN: 9780521812931
ISBN: 0521812933
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture'. 12 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 334 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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