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...
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York :
Cambridge University Press,
- 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.