Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child: Romanticizing and Socializing the Imperfect Child, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135074267
  • ISBN-13: 9781135074265
  • DDC: 823.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Overview

By examining some of Dickens's works that contain the imperfect child, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era, contending that the Victorian child can still be found in popular literatures read by children contemporarily.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Figures.
Series Editor's Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Please Sir, I Want Some More: Learning … at Any Cost.
2: Believe, I Believe!: Fairies, Their World, and Authorial Preservation.
3: Belittling and Being Little: Resisting Socially Imposed Physical and Gendered Limitations.
4: A Beautiful Decay: Disease, Death, and Eternal Longing of the Imperfect Child.
5: Mining the Missing Link: Contemporary Constructions of the Imperfect Child.
6: Conclusion: The Perfection of Imperfection—The Consummation of the Misunderstood.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.