Heart of Youth

Heart of Youth : Young People's Poems, Gay and Grave (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Heart of Youth: Young People's Poems, Gay and Grave The time has passed when the child mmd was a re gion unexplored and the child brain regarded as a semi-inert mass to be awakened to activity only by the passage of a decade or more. Fifty years ago no one asked questions concerning a seven - year-old intellect or a six-year-old imagination. Crude images of animals or inanimate objects were given to young things as playthings, occasional books bound in blue or scarlet and gold ornamented with almost savagely primitive illustrations were pre sented to them on rare birthdays or Christmas mornings. The child who was found furtively and pathetically for there was pathos in it reading volumes intended for the perusal of its elders, was regarded as an abnormality and a persistent dis play of interest in such literature aroused doubts of health and safety. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 472g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243206747
  • 9780243206742