Children's Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Avery, Gillian. "Death." In Nineteenth Century Children: Heroes and Heroines in English Children's Stories 1780-1900, pp. 212-25. London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1965.

Examines the presence of death in nineteenth-century children's literature, characterizing it as a form of punishment in early didactic stories and as a sign of innocence in later Victorian writing.

Bingham, Jane, and Grayce Scholt, eds. "Nineteenth Century (1800-1899)." In Fifteen Centuries of Children's Literature: An Annotated Chronology of British and American Works in Historical Context, pp. 131-256. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.

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