© 1992

Stories and Society

Children’s Literature in its Social Context

  • Dennis Butts

Part of the Insights book series (ISI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jeffrey Richards
    Pages 1-21
  3. Dennis Butts
    Pages 65-83
  4. C. W. Sullivan III
    Pages 97-111
  5. Peter Hunt
    Pages 112-124
  6. Mark I. West
    Pages 125-131
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 132-143

About this book


Children's literature is increasingly exposed to critical debate in England and America. There are indeed a number of histories and surveys of children's literature, but few works exist which discuss the contexts, ideologies and narrative structures of children's stories in a serious and detailed manner, or examine particular case-histories to see how the different forces interact. This is what this collection of essays attempts to do. The topics range from Little Women to Winnie the Pooh and from story forms such as 'The Adventure Story' to 'Fantasy'.

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis Butts
    • 1
  1. 1.Reading UniversityUK

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