Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpenter

Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature

byHumphrey Carpenter

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2012

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Covering the period from the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh, Humphrey Carpenter examines the lives and writings of Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, George Macdonald, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, A.A. Milne and others whose works make up the Golden Age of children's literature.

Both a collective biography and a work of criticism, Secret Gardens forces us to reconsider childhood classics in a new light.

'Secret Gardens permits us to see in a fresh light the interaction between cultural history and literature, and to realize that ... it wasn't mere misfits who withdrew into the writing of children's books, but rather the sort of misfits who reflected the prevailing dissatisfactions of the age.' New York Times Book Review

Title:Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's LiteratureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Faber & FaberLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571287271

ISBN - 13:9780571287277

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