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Author Lomax, Elaine, 1947-

Title The writings of Hesba Stretton : reclaiming the outcast / Elaine Lomax
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Series Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present
Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Private and Public Lives; Writing and Reading Worlds; 1 Personal Writings, Published Texts, Biographical Perspectives; 2 Publishers, Writers, Readers and Responses; Part 2 Roles, Representations and Social Relations; 3 The Child: Text, Context and Intertext; 4 'Worth her Weight in Gold': Subtexts of Sexuality; 5 Versions of Womanhood: Perspectives on Motherhood and Gender; 6 Outcast Society and Society's Outcasts; 7 Religion, Romance, Reform and Revolution: The Russian Connection; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Highly respected as a writer by her contemporaries, Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was a vigorous campaigner for the rights of oppressed minorities and a founding member of the London Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Mining nineteenth-century periodicals and archival materials, Elaine Lomax explores the intersection of cultural and literary representations of the child with wider images of the colonized or excluded, and advances our understanding of the development of juvenile literature and women's writing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
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Subject Stretton, Hesba, 1832-1911 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Children in literature.
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social reformers -- Great Britain.
Women authors, English -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008036368
ISBN 0754655768 (alk. paper)
0754693074 (electronic bk.)
9780754655763 (alk. paper)
9780754693079 (electronic bk.)