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Froggy’s Little Brother: Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children and the Politics of Poverty  

Kimberley Reynolds

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article addresses Froggy's Little Brother (1875), a British nineteenth-century “street arab” novel about destitute London children, through the lens of postcolonial theory. It ... More

The Fundamentals of Children’s Literature Criticism: and  

Peter Hunt

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article asks big questions about children's literature using Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) as case studies: how do “adult” and “child” ... More

History in Fiction: Contextualization as Interpretation in Robert Louis Stevenson’s  

M. O. Grenby

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article argues that attending to the various historical and geographical contexts which inform the setting of Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year ... More

Tom Brown and the Schoolboy Crush: Boyhood Desire, Hero Worship, and the Boys’ School Story  

Eric L. Tribunella

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article investigates Thomas Hughes's Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857) through the lenses of queer and postcolonial theory to suggest the ways in which homosocial networks and homosocial ... More

Tom Sawyer, Audience, and American Indians  

Beverly Lyon Clark

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer (1876) in terms of the depiction of Indians and in relation to audience. It argues that Injun Joe performs an essential mediating function ... More

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