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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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About this book

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)
  • Introduction: Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

    Pages 1-39

    Bristow, Joseph

  • “Play[ing] Narcissus to a Photograph”: Oscar Wilde and the Image of the Child

    Pages 41-67

    Smith, Lindsay

  • The Good Aesthetic Child and Deferred Aesthetic Education

    Pages 69-88

    Maltz, Diana

  • Wilde’s Legacy: Fairy Tales, Laurence Housman, and the Expression of “Beautiful Untrue Things”

    Pages 89-118

    Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen

  • Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Sharp, and the Politics of Dress and Decoration in the Fin-de-Siècle Fairy Tale

    Pages 119-143

    Hollander, Amanda

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60411-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60410-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86858-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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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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