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From Alice to Harry Potter: Childrens Fantasy in England Manlove, C. N.|Manlove, Colin 1 of 1
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Learn more about From Alice to Harry Potter: Children's Fantasy in England:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1877275557
ISBN-13: 9781877275555
Sku: 33839721
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  252
Age Range:  NA
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'The longer I live, the more I am convinced of the importance of children's books.' When Robert Bloomfield wrote this in 1817 he could have had no idea of the range of children's books to come, nor of how in England fantasy would be their outstanding form. In this survey of 400 English children's fantasies from 1850 to 2000, taking in authors from the well-known Charles Kingsley, C. S. Lewis and J. K. Rowling to the less-known Annie Keary, Edith Elias and Pete Johnson, Colin Manlove shows just how good their books often are as literature. He combines new interpretations of individual works with explanations of how and why their character changes over time, reflecting their different cultural settings. This book is intended both as a critical companion for children's literature courses, and as a stimulus for the general reader and students at all levels.

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