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By Marah Gubar

during this groundbreaking contribution to Victorian and kid's literature reviews, Marah Gubar proposes a primary reconception of the nineteenth-century angle towards adolescence. The ideology of innocence was once a lot slower to unfold than we predict, she contends, and the folk whom we think have been such a lot dedicated to it--children's authors and contributors of the notorious "cult of the child"--were really deeply ambivalent approximately this Romantic suggestion. instead of wholeheartedly selling a static excellent of adolescence purity, Golden Age kid's authors usually represent teens as collaborators who're stuck up within the constraints of the tradition they inhabit, and but now not necessarily victimized because of this touch with adults and their international. Such nuanced meditations at the vexed factor of the kid's corporation, Gubar indicates, can assist modern students to generate extra versatile serious techniques to the learn of formative years and kid's literature.

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