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ERIC Number: ED049210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 160
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Written for Children: An Outline of English Children's Literature.
Townsend, John Rowe
Children's prose literature in Britain is surveyed from the 17th century to the present. The main stream of this development is exemplified by an examination of the lives and works of such authors as (1) John Newbery, whose books for children include "Goody Two-Shoes" (1766), (2) Mrs. Sherwood, whose didactic books contain a moral lesson in every chapter, (3) Lewis Carroll, most famous for "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," (4) Robert Louis Stevenson and J. D. Wyss, Victorian adventure writers, (5) Thomas Hughes, creator of the first school story, "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (1857), (6) Francis Hodgson Burnett, who wrote "Little Lord Fauntleroy," (7) Joseph Jacobs and Andrew Lang, who popularized fairy tales in Victorian England, (8) Edith Nesbit, whose book,"The Story of the Treasure Seekers," represents family adventure stories, (9) Anna Sewell, whose "Black Beauty," and Kenneth Grahame, whose "Wind in the Willows," are examples of talking animal stories, (10) A. A. Milne and P. L. Travers, who wrote contemporary fantasy, and (11) the modern authors, William Mayne, John Verney, and Gillian Avery, whose adventure stories appeal to both boys and girls. (JM)
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