Ventures Into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity

Ventures Into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity

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Author/Editor: Knoepflmacher, U C
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date: 2000
Binding: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 464 p. Contains: Unspecified, Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding and minor shelf wear.

Behind the innocent face of Victorian fairy tales such as Through the Looking Glass or Mopsa the Fairy lurks the specter of an intense gender debate about the very nature of childhood. Offering brilliant rereadings of classics from the Golden Age of Children's Literature as well as literature commonly considered grown-up, U. C. Knoepflmacher illuminates this debate, probing deeply into the relations between adults and children, adults and their own childhood selves, and the lives of beloved Victorian authors and their children's tales. Ventures into Childland will delight and instruct all readers of children's classics, and will be essential reading for students of Victorian culture and gender studies.