Written for Children: An Outline of English-language Children's Literature

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - 386 pagine
"This is a brief, readable account of English prose fiction for children from its beginning main streams of development and includes the 'Courtesy Books' of a later age, and the work of the remarkable John Newbery in the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century which began with Mrs. Sherwood's The Fairchild Family - 'designed to strike the fear of hellfire into every child's soul' - later saw the works of Lewis Carroll, Stevenson, Henty and the development of the school story from 'Tom Brown' to 'Stalky.'"--Book Jacket.
 

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From 1945
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Postscript
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Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
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About the author
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John Rowe Townsend was born on May 19, 1922. He received an English degree from Emmanuel College. After graduation he decided to pursue journalism and worked briefly on the Yorkshire Post and Evening Standard. He worked at the Manchester Guardian as a subeditor and art editor, and was editor of the Guardian Weekly from 1955. Even though he left the paper in 1969 to become a full-time writer, he remained children's books editor until 1978 and a columnist until 1981. He founded the influential Guardian children's fiction prize. His first novel, Gumble's Yard, was published in 1961. His other novels include Noah's Castle, Good-Night, Prof, Love, and Cranford Revisited. The Intruder won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Edgar Award for juvenile mystery. He also wrote non-fiction books including A Sense of Story and edited Trade and Plumb-Cake for Ever, Huzza! He died on March 24, 2014 at the age of 91.

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