Audacious Kids

Audacious Kids : Coming of Age in America's Classic Children's Books

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 299 pages
  • 147.32 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line drawings
  • 0195058887
  • 9780195058888

About Jerry Griswold

About the Author: Jerry Griswold is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.
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