New PDF release: A Critical History of French Children's Literature: Volume

By Penelope E. Brown

These books are the 1st full-length, finished examine written in English of French children’s literature. they supply either an summary of advancements from the 17th century to the current day and specified dialogue of texts which are consultant, leading edge, or influential best-sellers of their personal time and past. French children’s literature is little recognized within the English-speaking international and, except a small variety of writers and texts, has been particularly ignored in scholarly reviews, regardless of the prominence of the examine of children’s literature as a self-discipline. This undertaking is groundbreaking in its insurance of a variety of genres, tracing the evolution of children’s books in France from early courtesy books, fables and fairy stories, to eighteenth-century ethical stories and academic drama, nineteenth-century novels of family realism and experience tales and modern detective fiction and delusion novels.


The dialogue strains the connection among children’s literature and social switch, revealing the level to which children’s books have been knowledgeable through pedagogical, ethical, spiritual and political schedule and explores the consequences of the twin imperatives of guide and entertainment that have underpinned writing for younger readers during the centuries.

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