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The Resource Precocious children and childish adults : age inversion in Victorian literature, Claudia Nelson

Precocious children and childish adults : age inversion in Victorian literature, Claudia Nelson

Label
Precocious children and childish adults : age inversion in Victorian literature
Title
Precocious children and childish adults
Title remainder
age inversion in Victorian literature
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Nelson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Especially evident in Victorian-era writings is a rhetorical tendency to liken adults to children and children to adults. Claudia Nelson examines this literary phenomenon and explores the ways in which writers discussed the child-adult relationship during this period. Though far from ubiquitous, the terms "child-woman," "child-man," and "old-fashioned child" appear often enough in Victorian writings to prompt critical questions about the motivations and meanings of such generational border-crossings. Nelson carefully considers the use of these terms and connects invocations of age inversion to developments in post-Darwinian scientific thinking and attitudes about gender roles, social class, sexuality, power, and economic mobility. She brilliantly analyzes canonical works of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, William Makepeace Thackeray, Bram Stoker, and Robert Louis Stevenson alongside lesser known writings to demonstrate the diversity of literary age inversion and its profound influence on Victorian culture. By considering the full context of Victorian age inversion, Precocious Children and Childish Adults illuminates the complicated pattern of anxiety and desire that creates such ambiguity in the writings of the time. Scholars of Victorian literature and culture, as well as readers interested in children's literature, childhood studies, and gender studies, will welcome this excellent study from a major figure in the field."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Claudia
Dewey number
820.9/354
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.C5
LC item number
N45 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Adulthood in literature
  • Children in literature
  • Children's stories, English
  • English literature
  • Englisch, ..
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Adulthood in literature
  • Books and reading
  • Children in literature
  • Children's stories, English
  • English literature
  • Great Britain
  • Das Kindliche
  • Erwachsener
  • Frühreife
  • Kind
  • Roman
Label
Precocious children and childish adults : age inversion in Victorian literature, Claudia Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old-fashioned child and the uncanny double -- The arrested child-man and social threat -- Women as girls -- Girls as women -- Boys as men -- Conclusion: The adult reader as child
Control code
809317643
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421406121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809317643
Label
Precocious children and childish adults : age inversion in Victorian literature, Claudia Nelson
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old-fashioned child and the uncanny double -- The arrested child-man and social threat -- Women as girls -- Girls as women -- Boys as men -- Conclusion: The adult reader as child
Control code
809317643
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421406121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809317643

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