The Resource Forbidden journeys : fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writers, edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher

Forbidden journeys : fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writers, edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher

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Forbidden journeys : fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writers
Title
Forbidden journeys
Title remainder
fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher
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Language
eng
Summary
In many ways themselves restricted to the status of children, Victorian women were less inclined than the men of their time to idealize childhood--and the children's stories they wrote often tended to be darker and wilder than those of their male counter-parts. As the eleven brilliant stories collected here demonstrate, these fairy tales by Victorian women constitute a distinct literary tradition, one startlingly subversive of the society that fostered it. Collected for the first time in one volume, these fairy tales and fantasies are fascinating for more than their social and historical implications: They are extraordinary stories, full of strange delights for readers of any age. From Anne Thackeray Ritchie's adaptations of "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" and "Beauty and the Beast," and Jean Ingelow's fantastic novel Mopsa the Fairy to Christina Rossetti's unsettling antifantasies in Speaking Likenesses, these are breathtaking acts of imaginative freedom, by turns amusing, charming, and disturbing. In collecting these works, two of our most distinguished Victorian scholars rescue authors such as Ritchie, Ingelow, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Mary Louisa Molesworth from undeserved obscurity. At the same time, Auerbach and Knoepflmacher bring to the fore the power of the shorter prose fantasies of more familiar writers like Rossetti, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and E. Nesbit. Five introductory essays by Auerbach and Knoepflmacher place these stories within the fairy-tale tradition and the context of Victorian juvenile and adult fiction. Defining the tales in relation to the Victorian preoccupation with mythmaking, they identify the astringent social satire and literary mockery present in each work. As entertaining as it is enlightening, this anthology ushers readers into a fantasy world of wit, perversity, and wonder
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.F3
LC item number
F6 1992
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-2017
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Auerbach, Nina
  • Knoepflmacher, U. C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fairy tales
  • Fantastische literatuur
  • Sprookjes (teksten)
  • Children's stories, English
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Fantastische literatuur
  • Sprookjes (teksten)
  • Anthologie
  • Kinderbuchautorin
  • Kinderliteratur
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Great Britain
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Label
Forbidden journeys : fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writers, edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-373)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sleeping beauty in the wood / Anne Thackeray Ritchie -- Beauty and the beast / Anne Thackeray Ritchie -- The brown bull of Norrowa / Maria Louisa Molesworth -- Amelia and the dwarfs / Juliana Horatia Ewing -- Nick / Christina Rossetti -- Christmas crackers / Juliana Horatia Ewing -- Behind the white brick / Frances Hodgson Burnett -- Melisande, or, long and short division / E. Nesbit -- Fortunatus Rex & Co. / E. Nesbit -- Mopsa the fairy / Jean Ingelow -- Speaking likenesses / Christina Rossetti
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780226032047
Lccn
91031824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24318488
  • (OCoLC)ocm24318488
Label
Forbidden journeys : fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writers, edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-373)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sleeping beauty in the wood / Anne Thackeray Ritchie -- Beauty and the beast / Anne Thackeray Ritchie -- The brown bull of Norrowa / Maria Louisa Molesworth -- Amelia and the dwarfs / Juliana Horatia Ewing -- Nick / Christina Rossetti -- Christmas crackers / Juliana Horatia Ewing -- Behind the white brick / Frances Hodgson Burnett -- Melisande, or, long and short division / E. Nesbit -- Fortunatus Rex & Co. / E. Nesbit -- Mopsa the fairy / Jean Ingelow -- Speaking likenesses / Christina Rossetti
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780226032047
Lccn
91031824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24318488
  • (OCoLC)ocm24318488

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