A Critical History of French Children's Literature: Volume Two: 1830-Present

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Routledge, Jan 7, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 384 pages

This two-volume critical history of French children’s literature from 1600 to the present helps bring awareness of the range, quality, and importance of French children’s literature to a wider audience. The works of a number of French writers, notably La Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Jules Verne, and Saint-Exupéry were, and continue to be, widely translated and adapted, and have influenced the development of the genre in other countries.


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Chapter1OldFriendsand Childrens Books on the Move 11
Chapter 2The Novelof Domestic Realism or the Family Novel
PierreJules Hetzel Jules Verne and the Adventure
Chapter 4Signsofthe Times 119
Conclusion307 Notes 313Bibliography 343
Index 353

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Penny Brown is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Manchester, U.K., and is also author of The Poison at the Source and The Captured World.

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