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Critical children : the use of childhood in ten great novels /

Richard Locke.

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Main Author: Locke, Richard
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Topics: Children in literature. | American fiction - History and criticism. | English fiction - History and criticism. | LITERARY CRITICISM - European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. | LITERARY CRITICISM - General.
Genres: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Online Access: JSTOR EBA - Full text online
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Main Author: Locke, Richard, 1941-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (218 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780231527996 (electronic bk.)
0231527993 (electronic bk.)
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Summary: In Critical Children, Richard Locke follows child characters in classic novels for adults and their use in exploring or evading social, psychological, and moral problems. Moving from Dickens's Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Henry James's Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and his modern American descendent, J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye; and finally to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and Philip Roth's Alexander Portnoy.

More Details for: Critical children : the use of childhood