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Mystery in Children's Literature

From the Rational to the Supernatural

Authors: Gavin, Adrienne E., Routledge, Christopher

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About this book

The first book to assess critically mystery in children's literature, this collection charts a development from religious mystery through rationally solved detective fictions to insoluble supernatural and horror mysteries. Written by internationally recognised scholars in the field, these thirteen original essays offer challenging and innovative readings of both classic and popular mysteries for children. This volume will be essential and stimulating reading for anyone with an interest in children's literature or in mystery fiction.

About the authors

TROY BOONE Assistant Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh CLARE BRADFORD Associate Professor, School of Literary and Communication Studies, Deaking University, Melbourne KAREN COATS Assistant Professor of English, Illinois State University VALERIE KRIPS Lecturer in English, University of Pittsburgh ROBYN MCCALLUM Lecturer in English, Macquarie University, Sydney MARY JEANETTE MORAN Doctoral Studies, University of Iowa, USA ROBIN AMELIA MORRIS Poet and Scholar PAT PINSENT Senior Research Fellow, English Department, Roehampton Institute, London DAVID RUDD Senior Lecturer, Bolton Institute, UK JOHN STEPHENS Associate Professor of English, Macquarie University, Sydney

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'I enjoyed reading these essays...a worthwhile book to add to any well-rounded university library...' - Jill P. May, Children's Literature Association Quarterly


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Mystery in Children’s Literature from the Rational to the Supernatural: an Introduction

    Gavin, Adrienne E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • ‘so great and beautiful that I cannot write them’: Religious Mystery and Children’s Literature

    Pinsent, Pat

    Pages 14-31

  • Nancy’s Ancestors: the Mystery of Imaginative Female Power in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess

    Moran, Mary Jeanette

    Pages 32-45

  • The Juvenile Detective and Social Class: Mark Twain, Scouting for Girls, and the Nancy Drew Mysteries

    Boone, Troy

    Pages 46-63

  • Children’s Detective Fiction and the ‘Perfect Crime’ of Adulthood

    Routledge, Christopher

    Pages 64-81

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eBook £92.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-333-98513-7
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Hardcover £116.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-91881-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £70.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-42374-3
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mystery in Children's Literature
Book Subtitle
From the Rational to the Supernatural
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98513-7
DOI
10.1057/9780333985137
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91881-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42374-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 228
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