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THE LAND OF STORY-BOOKS Scottish Children’s Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century Edited by Sarah Dunnigan and Shu-Fang Lai S L I The Land of STORY-BOOKS Scottish Children’s Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century Edited by Sarah Dunnigan and Shu-Fang Lai Scottish Literature International Occasional Papers series Number 23 Scottish Literature International is an imprint of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies www.asls.org.uk This volume of twenty essays presents a unique insight into the world of Scottish children’s literature throughout the long nineteenth century. From periodicals to poetry, chapbooks to fairy tales, short stories to plays, it reveals the richness and diversity of writing for children in this period. As well as revisiting much-loved authors such as Stevenson, Barrie, and MacDonald, it explores the neglected role of women writers in shaping the inheritance of Scottish children’s literature, as well as the significant contribution of Gaelic writers, and the role of folklore and tradition. Essays also examine the significance of children as literary protagonists, and as readers themselves. In recovering these marginal voices and texts, and in showing how well-known stories explore questions of culture, identity, and language, The Land of Story-Books seeks to restore the traditions of children’s writing to the heart of Scottish literary history. Jessie Wilcox Smith (1863–1935), illustration to“Picture-Books in Winter” from A Child’s Garden of Verses (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1885). ...

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ISBN
9781908980304
Related ISBN
9781908980298
MARC Record
OCLC
1104628745
Pages
476
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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