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Books for Children, Books for Adults
Age and the Novel from Defoe to James

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  • In this groundbreaking and wide-ranging study, Teresa Michals explores why some books originally written for a mixed-age audience, such as Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, eventually became children's literature, while others, such as Samuel Richardson's Pamela, became adult novels. Michals considers how historically specific ideas about age shaped not only the readership of novels, but also the ways that characters are represented within them. Arguing that age is first understood through social status, and later through the ideal of psychological development, the book examines the new determination of authors at the end of the nineteenth century, such as Henry James, to write for an audience of adults only. In these novels and in their reception, a world of masters and servants became a world of adults and children.

    • Explores, for the first time, the ways in which novels came to be seen as specifically 'for children' or 'for adults'
    • Connects the rise of children's literature and the rise of the novel
    • Collects a wide range of evidence regarding age-related reading practices
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    Awards

    • Honour Book for the 2016 Book Award, Children's Literature Association

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    "Books for Children, Books for Adults is a detailed, and … engaging blend of publishing and reception history, textual analysis and cultural context."
    Alexandra Lawrie, The Times Literary Supplement

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    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139699310
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
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  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Rewriting Robinson Crusoe: age and the island
    3. Dating Pamela: Mr B., Goody Two-Shoes, and the age of consent
    4. Rational moralists, highland barbarians, and the taste for adventures
    5. Educating Dickens: Old Boys, Little Mothers, and school time
    6. 'The time of real amusement': Henry James and the cult of adulthood.

  • Author

    Teresa Michals, George Mason University, Virginia
    Teresa Michals is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Literature at George Mason University, Virginia.

    Awards

    • Honour Book for the 2016 Book Award, Children's Literature Association

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