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Representations of Childhood Death

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Recent events such as the massacres in Dunblane and Arkansas, the deaths of children in terrorist attacks, civil wars and famines, children born with AIDS, and the many abductions and murders of children - including some by children - have placed childhood death firmly in the public consciousness. But how do we understand what it means for a child to die? This book examines the way the deaths of children have been dealt with at different times and in different media. Each contributor has focused on a different way of representing the deaths of children - from superstitions about malign child ghosts through mothers' diaries to horror fiction - and more.

About the authors

Gillian Avery is a historian of children's literature.

Kimberley Reynolds is Reader in Children's Literature and Director of the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Roehampton Institute, London.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Avery, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • The Folklore of Infant Deaths: Burials, Ghosts and Changelings

    Simpson, Jacqueline

    Pages 11-28

  • Child Death in British and North American Ballads from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

    Gammon, Vic

    Pages 29-51

  • ‘[An] Impe entombed here doth lie’: the Besford Triptych and Child Memorials in Post-Reformation England

    Llewellyn, Nigel

    Pages 52-64

  • ‘A heart terrifying Sorrow’: the Deaths of Children in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Manuscript Journals

    Clarke, Elizabeth

    Pages 65-86

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-312-22408-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representations of Childhood Death
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-62340-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-62340-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22408-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 246
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