Books for children, books for adults : age and the novel from Defoe to James / Teresa Michals.

"In this groundbreaking and wide-ranging study, Teresa Michals explores why some books originally written for a mixed-age audience, such as Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, eventually became children's literature, while others, such as Samuel Richardson's Pamela, became adult nove...

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Main Author: Michals, Teresa, 1963-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Rewriting Robinson Crusoe: age and the island
  • 3. Dating Pamela: Mr. B., Goody Two-Shoes, and the age of consent
  • 4. Rational moralists, highland barbarians, and the taste for adventures
  • 5. Educating Dickens: Old Boys, Little Mothers, and school time
  • 6. 'The time of real amusement': Henry James and the cult of adulthood.