ERIC Number: ED086957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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From Primer to Pleasure in Reading; An Introduction to the History of Children's Books in England from the Invention of Printing to 1914 with an Outline of Some Developments in Other Countries.
Thwaite, Mary F.
This revised edition of "From Primer to Pleasure" examines the history of children's books in England and elsewhere from the invention of printing to 1914. Sections and chapters are divided according to sources (printing, romance and traditional literature, and developments in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), foundations (reason versus fairy lore, John Newbery and the beginnings of the publishing trade for children, the Christian tradition, and Rousseau and the Moral School), the dawn of imagination (from "Songs of Innocence" to "Grim's Fairy Tales"), the Victorian age and Edwardian aftermath (developments in the nineteenth century, fairy lore and fantasy, the story of home and school, the tale of adventure, the recreation of the past, the animal story, picture books for young children, books of knowledge, and periodicals), and children's books abroad (North America, Australia, and Western Europe). Appended are a chronological list of significant works in children's literature from Caxton to the end of the eighteenth century and a bibliography of the majority of the books consulted. (HOD)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, English Literature, Fantasy, Literary Genres, Literary History, Literary Influences, Literary Styles, Periodicals, Printing, Publishing Industry, World Literature
The Horn Book, Inc., 585 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 02116 ($12.50 cloth)
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