Characteristics Of Victorian Age Literature
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Plotz explores the child of the pure unclouded brow in High Romantic writers such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lamb, and DeQuincey, but her deft articulations of the ambivalences that gather around this child figure inform our understanding of the Victorian inheritance from Romanticism. The connection between the child and death is important for the many deathbed scenes in Victorian literature for both young and old.
Victorian Literature - University of Minnesota Duluth
Thiel, Elizabeth. The Fantasy of Family: Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
Kristi Siegel Associate Professor, English Dept
A major reexamination of Victorian children’s literature that scrutinizes a range of authors including Hesba Stretton, Juliana Ewing, and Mary Molesworth who challenge the Romantic notions of childhood innocence. A chapter on Treasure Island resists the easy colonial reading of this book. Gubar revisits Jacqueline Rose’s influential work and takes the discussion of child/adult “collaboration” into interesting and provocative places.
Introducing the Carronade: The Range Myth | Age Of Sail
These critics view the genres and individual plot patterns of literature, including highly sophisticated and realistic works, as recurrences of certain archetypes and essential mythic formulae.