The Resource Men in wonderland : the lost girlhood of the Victorian gentleman, Catherine Robson

Men in wonderland : the lost girlhood of the Victorian gentleman, Catherine Robson

Label
Men in wonderland : the lost girlhood of the Victorian gentleman
Title
Men in wonderland
Title remainder
the lost girlhood of the Victorian gentleman
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Robson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fascination with little girls pervaded Victorian culture. For many, girls represented the true essence of childhood or bygone times of innocence; but for middle-class men, especially writers, the interest ran much deeper. In Men in Wonderland, Catherine Robson explores the ways in which various nineteenth-century British male authors constructed girlhood, and analyzes the nature of their investment in the figure of the girl. In so doing, she reveals the link between the idealization of little girls and a widespread fantasy of male development - a myth suggesting that men become masculine only after an initial feminine stage, lived out in the protective environment of the nursery. Little girls, argues Robson, thus offer an adult male the best opportunity to reconnect with his own lost self." "Men in Wonderland contributes to a growing interest in the nineteenth century's construction of childhood, sexuality, and masculinity, and illuminates their complex interconnections with a startlingly different light. Not only does it complicate the narratives of pedophilic desire that are generally used to explain figures like Ruskin and Carroll, but it offers a new understanding of the Victorian era's obsession with loss, its rampant sentimentality, and its intense valorization of the little girl at the expense of mature femininity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robson, Catherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Based on the author's disertation
LC call number
PR468.G5
LC item number
R63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Ruskin, John
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Ruskin, John
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Ruskin, John
  • English literature
  • Girls in literature
  • English literature
  • Innocence (Psychology) in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Children in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Filles dans la littérature
  • Identité sexuelle dans la littérature
  • Enfants dans la littérature
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Hommes dans la littérature
  • Écrits d'hommes américains
  • Naïveté dans la littérature
  • Children in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Girls in literature
  • Innocence (Psychology) in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Men in wonderland : the lost girlhood of the Victorian gentleman, Catherine Robson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's disertation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of prisons and ungrown girls: Wordsworth, De Quincey, and the construction of the lost self of childhood -- The ideal girl in industrial England -- The stones of childhood: Ruskin's "Lost jewels" -- Lewis Carroll and the little girl: the art of self-effacement -- A "new 'cry of the children'": legislating innocence in the 1880s -- Lewis Carroll's letter to the St. James's Gazette, July 22, 1885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780691004228
Lccn
00048321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45102925
  • (OCoLC)ocm45102925
Label
Men in wonderland : the lost girlhood of the Victorian gentleman, Catherine Robson
Publication
Note
Based on the author's disertation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of prisons and ungrown girls: Wordsworth, De Quincey, and the construction of the lost self of childhood -- The ideal girl in industrial England -- The stones of childhood: Ruskin's "Lost jewels" -- Lewis Carroll and the little girl: the art of self-effacement -- A "new 'cry of the children'": legislating innocence in the 1880s -- Lewis Carroll's letter to the St. James's Gazette, July 22, 1885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780691004228
Lccn
00048321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45102925
  • (OCoLC)ocm45102925

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