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    The Land of Story-Books: Scottish Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century

    £22.95
    As well as examining much-loved authors of the long nineteenth century such as Stevenson, Barrie, and MacDonald, these twenty essays explore the neglected role of women writers in shaping the inheritance of Scottish children's literature, the significant contribution of Gaelic writers, and the influence of folklore and tradition.
    ISBN: 9781908980298
    AuthorSarah Dunnigan and Shu-Fang Lai
    Pub Date03/06/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages464
    Availability: Out of Stock

    This volume of twenty essays presents a unique insight into the world of Scottish children's literature throughout the long nineteenth century. As well as revisiting much-loved authors such as Stevenson, Barrie, and MacDonald, it explores the neglected role of women writers in shaping the inheritance of Scottish children's literature, the significant contribution of Gaelic writers, and the role of folklore and tradition. Essays also examine the significance of children as literary protagonists, and as readers themselves. In recovering these marginal voices and texts, and in showing how well-known stories explore questions of culture, identity, and language, The Land of Story-Booksseeks to restore the traditions of children's writing to the heart of Scottish literary history.

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    This volume of twenty essays presents a unique insight into the world of Scottish children's literature throughout the long nineteenth century. As well as revisiting much-loved authors such as Stevenson, Barrie, and MacDonald, it explores the neglected role of women writers in shaping the inheritance of Scottish children's literature, the significant contribution of Gaelic writers, and the role of folklore and tradition. Essays also examine the significance of children as literary protagonists, and as readers themselves. In recovering these marginal voices and texts, and in showing how well-known stories explore questions of culture, identity, and language, The Land of Story-Booksseeks to restore the traditions of children's writing to the heart of Scottish literary history.