Childrens Literature: An Anthology 1801-1902

by Peter Hunt

November 17, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Edited by one of the leading scholars in children''s literature studies, this highly entertaining and scholarly anthology features over 120 complete works, poems, stories, and extracts from novels.

  • Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts from novels.
  • Provides an entertaining and scholarly view of the development of children''s literature in the UK and the USA, with representative pieces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Includes both famous books and poems, as well as less well-known but fascinating examples.
  • Features a bibliography of the best critical and historical secondary sources.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 500 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 1.41 in

Published: November 17, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0631210490

ISBN - 13: 9780631210498

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Childrens Literature: An Anthology 1801-1902

by Peter Hunt

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 500 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 1.41 in

Published: November 17, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0631210490

ISBN - 13: 9780631210498

About the Book

Edited by one of the leading scholars in children's literature studies, this highly entertaining and scholarly anthology features over 120 complete works, poems, stories, and extracts from novels.
Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts from novels.
Provides an entertaining and scholarly view of the development of children's literature in the UK and the USA, with representative pieces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Includes both famous books and poems, as well as less well-known but fascinating examples.
Features a bibliography of the best critical and historical secondary sources.

Table of Contents

List of Plates. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849):. From Early Lessons (1801). Ann Taylor (1782-1866), Jane Taylor (1783-1824) and Adelaide O''Keeffe (?1776-1855):. Original Poems for Infant Minds (two volumes: 1804, 1805). ''Morning''. ''Never Play with Fire''. ''My Mother''. ''The Pin''. Rhymes from the Nursery (1806). ''The Star''. ''Poor Children''. ''The Little Husbandman''. William Roscoe (1753-1831):. From The Butterfly''s Ball and the Grasshopper''s Feast (1807). Elizabeth Turner (1775?-1846):. From The Daisy, or Cautionary Stories, in Verse. Adapted to the Ideas of Children From Four to Eight Years Old (1807). ''The Canary''. ''Dangerous Sport''. Barbara (Wreaks) Hofland (1770-1844):. From The History of an Officer''s Widow, and Her Young Family (1809). Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1851):. From The History of the Fairchild Family or, the Child''s Manual: Being a Collection of Stories Calculated to Shew the Importance and Effects of a Religious Education (1818). Alicia Catherine Mant (?1788-1869):. from The Cottage in the Chalk Pit (1822). Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863):. ''A Visit from St. Nicholas'' (1823). Mary [Botham] Howitt (1799-1888):. From The New Year''s Gift, and Juvenile Souvenir (1829). ''The Spider and the Fly''. Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879):. From Poems for Our Children (1830). ''Mary''s Lamb''. Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867):. From Home (1835). Jacob Abbott (1803-79):. From A Little Scholar Learning to Talk (1835). Fro
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From the Publisher

Edited by one of the leading scholars in children''s literature studies, this highly entertaining and scholarly anthology features over 120 complete works, poems, stories, and extracts from novels.

  • Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts from novels.
  • Provides an entertaining and scholarly view of the development of children''s literature in the UK and the USA, with representative pieces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Includes both famous books and poems, as well as less well-known but fascinating examples.
  • Features a bibliography of the best critical and historical secondary sources.

From the Jacket

This anthology of nineteenth-century English-language children''s literature brings together over 120 works, including poems, stories and extracts from novels. The collection explores both famous and lesser-known works from writers as diverse as Maria Edgeworth, Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Catherine Parr Traill, Charles Kingsley, Horatio Alger Jr, Susan Coolidge, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ethel Turner, Thomas Hardy, Frances Hodgson Burnett and Rudyard Kipling. All texts are introduced with contextualizing headnotes and are organized chronologically; they can also be referenced by theme, genre, author and country.

Peter Hunt''s introduction discusses the ways in which the history of children''s literature may be, and has been, read, and sets out four key criteria for selecting the texts: that they are historically significant, representative of their period or country, readable, and comprehensible in extract form.

Edited by one of the leading scholars in children''s literature studies, this important anthology will provide students and general readers with an indispensable, much needed, and above all, entertaining account of the development of the form in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

About the Author

Peter Hunt is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has written 11 books and over 200 articles on children''s literature. Among his most recent books are the International Companion Encyclopedia of Children''s Literature (1996), Children''s Literature (Blackwell, 2001) and Children''s Literature: An Illustrated History (1995).

Editorial Reviews

"Children''s literature has a rich tradition and this carefully selected anthology demonstrates its strength and variety very well." Reference Reviews <!--end-->

"Boys'' stories, fairy stories, moral and educational tales, nonsense poems, tall stories and fantasy - this new anthology of children''s literature covers a full range of nineteenth-century texts including a good selection of unfamiliar works from the United States, Canada and Australia." TLS

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