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The Resource Spellbound : the fairy tale and the Victorians, Molly Clark Hillard

Spellbound : the fairy tale and the Victorians, Molly Clark Hillard

Label
Spellbound : the fairy tale and the Victorians
Title
Spellbound
Title remainder
the fairy tale and the Victorians
Statement of responsibility
Molly Clark Hillard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In examining the relationship between fairy tales and Victorian culture, Molly Clark Hillard concludes that the Victorians were spellbound: novelists, poets, and playwrights were self-avowedly enchanted by these tales. At the same time, Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians shows that literary genres were bound to the fairy tale and dependent on its forms and figures to make meaning. But these spellbound literary artists also feared that fairy tales exuded an originative power that pervaded and precluded authored work. In part to dispel the fairy tale's potency, Victorians resolved this tension by treating the form as a nostalgic refuge from an industrial age, a quaint remnant of the pre-literacy of childhood and peasantry, and a form fit not for modern gentlemen but rather for old wives. Through close readings of the novels of Dickens, Eliot, and Charlotte Brontë; the poetry of Tennyson and Christina Rossetti; the visual artistry of Burne-Jones and Punch; and the popular theatricals of dramatists like Planche and Buckingham, Spellbound opens fresh territory into well-traversed titles of the Victorian canon. Hillard demonstrates that these literary forms were all cross-pollenated by the fairy tale and that their authors were-however reluctantly-purveyors of disruptive fairy tale matter over which they had but imperfect control
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillard, Molly Clark
Dewey number
398.20941
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.F27
LC item number
H55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • English literature
  • Fairy tales
  • English literature
Label
Spellbound : the fairy tale and the Victorians, Molly Clark Hillard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Nostalgia, literacy, and the fairy tale -- The novelist and the collector -- Pickwick papers and the end of miscellany -- The natural history of Thornfield -- Antiquity, novelty, and the key to all mythologies -- Sleeping Beauty and Victorian temporality -- Keats on sleep and beauty -- "A perfect form in perfect rest" : Tennyson's "Day dream" -- Burne-Jones and the poetic frame -- Fairy footsteps and goblin economies -- The Great Exhibition : Fairy Palace, Goblin Market -- Rossetti's homeopathy -- Little Red Riding Hood arrives in London -- Little Red Riding Hood's progress -- Little Red Riding Hood and other waterside characters -- Conclusion: Andrew Lang, collaboration, and fairy tale methodologies
Control code
861955929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780814293485
Isbn Type
(cd-rom)
Lccn
2013033411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955929
Label
Spellbound : the fairy tale and the Victorians, Molly Clark Hillard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Nostalgia, literacy, and the fairy tale -- The novelist and the collector -- Pickwick papers and the end of miscellany -- The natural history of Thornfield -- Antiquity, novelty, and the key to all mythologies -- Sleeping Beauty and Victorian temporality -- Keats on sleep and beauty -- "A perfect form in perfect rest" : Tennyson's "Day dream" -- Burne-Jones and the poetic frame -- Fairy footsteps and goblin economies -- The Great Exhibition : Fairy Palace, Goblin Market -- Rossetti's homeopathy -- Little Red Riding Hood arrives in London -- Little Red Riding Hood's progress -- Little Red Riding Hood and other waterside characters -- Conclusion: Andrew Lang, collaboration, and fairy tale methodologies
Control code
861955929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780814293485
Isbn Type
(cd-rom)
Lccn
2013033411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955929

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