Language and Control in Children's Literature by Murray KnowlesLanguage and Control in Children's Literature by Murray Knowles

Language and Control in Children's Literature

byMurray Knowles, Kirsten MalmkjaerEditorMurray Knowles

Paperback | December 18, 1995

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This study examines the work of children's writers from the 19th and 20th centuries in order to expose the persuasive power of language. Looking at the work of 19th century English writers of juvenile fiction, Knowles and Malmkjaer expose the colonial and class assumptions on which the books were predicated. In the modern teen novel and the work of Roald Dahl the authors find contemporary attempts to control children within socially established frameworks. Other authors discussed include, Oscar Wilde, E. Nesbit, Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis.
Title:Language and Control in Children's LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:December 18, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415086256

ISBN - 13:9780415086257

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