By Matthew Grenby

ISBN-10: 074862273X

ISBN-13: 9780748622733

This serious consultant offers a concise but entire background of British and North American kid's literature from its seventeenth-century origins to the current day. every one bankruptcy specializes in one of many major genres of kid's literature: fables, delusion, experience tales, ethical stories, relatives tales, the varsity tale, and poetry. M. O. Grenby indicates how those varieties have advanced over 300 years in addition to asking why so much kid's books, even at the present time, proceed to fall into one or different of those widely used different types. Why, for example, has fable been so attractive to either Victorian and twenty-first-century young ones? Are the non secular and ethical tales written within the eighteenth century fairly so various from the teenage challenge novels of this present day? The e-book solutions questions like those with a mixture of distinctive research of specific key texts and a vast survey of enormous quantities of kid's books, either well-known and forgotten. Key beneficial properties * the 1st concise heritage of kid's literature to be released for greater than a decade * vast assurance of kid's literature, throughout genres, continents and from the beginnings of the shape to Harry Potter and Philip Pullman * hyperlinks shut analyzing of texts with the old and cultural context in their creation and reception

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It tells of a young mouse’s determination to see the sea despite his parents’ warnings of the danger. On his journey, he is duly attacked by cats, dogs and birds, but finally arrives: The moon and the stars began to appear over the ocean. The Mouse sat silently on the top of the hill. He was overwhelmed by a feeling of deep peace and contentment. ’41 More mystical than moral or practical, this represents another stage in the evolution of the fable. Yet the basic form of the fable has remained the same: the anthropomorphism, the economy of expression, the single precept, the small story teaching a wider truth.

De Hondt, ), vol. , p. . . For more details see Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture, – (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ), and Anja Müller, ‘Picturing Æsops: re-visions of Æsop’s Fables from L’Estrange to Richardson’, –,  (), –. . Joseph Jackson, A New Translation of Æsop’s Fables, Adorn’d with Cutts; Suited to the Fables (London: Thomas Tebb, ), pp. vii–viii. . William Godwin (writing as ‘Edward Baldwin’), Fables Ancient and Modern.

25 These developments severed people’s links with nature but simultaneously encouraged a nostalgic Arcadianism that created the demand for books like Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit () or Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows (). ’26 But if nostalgia for the rural was often an essentially conservative impulse, by the s the desire ‘to get ourselves | Back to the garden’, as Joni Mitchell put it in her  song ‘Woodstock’, had become more politically radical. This new Arcadiaism was still derived from anxiety about   the ills of modern, urban, consumerist society, but its fables attack rather than defend existing power structures.

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