Audacious Kids : Coming of Age in America's Classic Children's Books
The years stretching from the American Civil War to World War I are regarded as a 'Golden Age of Children's Books'. In this first ever book-length study of the classics of American children's literature, Jerry Griswold analyses twelve tales - including Little Women, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Pollyanna, The Wizard of Oz, and The Secret Garden - discovering that these secular parables all tell essentially the same story, and pointing out the extent to which they emphasize motifs that are distinctively American.
- Hardback | 299 pages
- 147.32 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
- 18 Feb 1993
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- halftones, line drawings
About Jerry Griswold
About the Author: Jerry Griswold is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.