Alice to the Lighthouse : Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art Paperback / softback
Alice to the Lighthouse is the first and only full-length study of the relation between children's literature and writing for adults.
Lewis Carroll's Alice books created a revolution in writing for and about children which had repercussions not only for subsequent children's writers - such as Stevenson, Kipling, Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett and Mark Twain - but for Virginia Woolf and her generation.
Virginia Woolf's celebration of writing as play rather than preaching is the twin of the Post-Impressionist art championed by Roger Fry.
Dusinberre connects books for children in the late nineteenth century with developments in education and psychology, all of which feed into the modernism of the early twentieth century.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, XXI, 352 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Publication Date: 26/02/1999
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780312220570
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