Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Editors: Bristow, Joseph (Ed.)

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  • Editor is one of the foremost scholars of Wilde in the world
  • Examines Wilde's interest in children's culture in all its rich variety, from his fairy stories to defending children's rights in the prison system
  • Looks at adaptations of Wilde's writing aimed at children
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This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful beauty, and his theological contemplation of what it means to be a child in the eyes of God. The collection also examines the ways in which Wilde’s works—not just his fairy stories—have been adapted for young audiences. 

About the authors

Joseph Bristow is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. His recent books include a study co-authored with Rebecca N. Mitchell, Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton: Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery (2015) and a collection of critical essays coedited with Josephine McDonagh (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). His critical essays have recently appeared in ELHÉtudes Anglaises, and the Review of English Studies, and also in several collections, including The Porn Archives (2014) and Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity (2017).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood
Editors
  • Joseph Bristow
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60411-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60411-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60410-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86858-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 245
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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