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Title A Peculiar gift : nineteenth century writings on books for children / selected and edited by Lance Salway
Published Harmondsworth : Kestrel Books, 1976


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Description 573 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. A Century of Children's Books. Observations on the Changes Which Have Taken Place in Books for Children and Young Person / Sarah Trimmer -- Fictions for Children / William Caldwell Roscoe -- Literature for the Little Ones / Edward Salmon -- The Children's Books of a Hundred Years Ago / Alfred Ainger -- Children Yesterday and Today / Alexander Innes Shand -- A Century of Children's Books / Eveline C. Godley -- Pt. 2. Fairy Tale Never Dies. Frauds on the Fairies / Charles Dickens -- Children's Fairy Tales, and George Cruikshank / William Caldwell Roscoe -- Fairy Stories / John Ruskin -- Modern Fairy Tales / Andrew Land -- Hans Christian Andersen / Mrs Molesworth -- The Use of Fairy Tales in the Education of the Young / J. Newby Hetherington -- On Some Books for Boys and Girls / John Hepburn Millar -- The Fantastic Imagination / George MacDonald -- Pt. 3. The Magic of Rhyme. A Witch in the Nursery / Richard Henry Horne -- Children and Children's Books / Alexander Hay Kapp -- Nonsense as a Fine Art / Sir Edward Strachey -- Ann and Jane Taylor / E. V. Lucas -- Pt. 4. To Entertain with Grace. Mrs. Allingham and Kate Greenaway / John Ruskin -- Art in the Nursery -- Som Children's Books Illustrators / R.E.D. Sketchley -- Pt. 5. What Boys and Girls Should Read. One Some Illustrated Children's Books / William Makepeace Thackeray -- Children's Literature -- Should Children Have a Special Literature? / Edward Salmon -- On the Art of Writing Fiction for Children / Mrs Molesworth -- Concerning Children's Books / Gertrude Slater -- Reading for the Young / H.V. Weisse -- Pt. 6. Awful Fun. Books for Boys / Edward Salmon -- Jules Verne's Stories / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Mr Stevenson's Methods in Fiction / Arthur Conon Doyle -- Camptain Mayne Reid: Soldier and Novelist / Maltus Questell Holyoake -- Mr First Book: 'Treasure Island' / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Takes of the Sea / Joseph Conrad -- Henty and His Books / G. Manville Fenn -- Pt. 7. Rare and Peculiar Faculties. Some Account of the Writings of Mrs Trimmer -- Mrs Barbauld / Catherine Hamilton -- The Fairchild Family and Their Creator / L. B. Lang -- In Memoriam, Margaret Gatty / Juliana Horatia Ewing -- Carlotte Yonge as a Chronicler / Edith Sichel -- Lewis Carroll / Beatrice Hatch -- Juliana Horatia Ewing / Mrs Molesworth
Summary The essays in this volume illustrate trends and developments in the field of nineteenth century children's literature as seen by critics at the time, and as examples of revealing contemporary comment on books, writers and artists of the day
Analysis Children's literature in English 1800-1900
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 537-556
Subject Children -- Books and reading -- History -- 19th century.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, English -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, English -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Children's literature.
Author Salway, Lance.
LC no. 78300033
ISBN 0722651406