What Katy Read

Feminist Re-Readings of ‘Classic’ Stories for Girls

  • Shirley Foster
  • Judy Simons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 1-35
  3. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 36-60
  4. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 61-84
  5. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 85-106
  6. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 107-126
  7. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 127-148
  8. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 149-171
  9. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 172-191
  10. Shirley Foster, Judy Simons
    Pages 192-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-223

About this book

Introduction

What Katy Read focuses on a much neglected area of literary criticism: literature for girls. Written by women for children, such texts have been doubly marginalized by the critical establishment. Shirley Foster and Judy Simons use twentieth-century feminist critical practice to open up fresh perspectives on popular fiction for girls written between 1850 and 1920. The study analyses both American and British novels for girls which have acquired 'classic' status, from the domestic myth to the school story, and considers their scope and influence in providing role models for girl readers.

Keywords

fiction myth novel women

Authors and affiliations

  • Shirley Foster
    • 1
  • Judy Simons
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Sheffield Hallam UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-23933-7
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-62673-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23933-7
  • About this book