Through the northern gate : childhood and growing up in British fiction, 1719-1901 /
Jacqueline P. Banerjee.
New York : P. Lang, 1996.
xxix, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0820430102 (alk. paper)
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New York : P. Lang, 1996.
0820430102 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
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The Child and Childhood in the Eighteenth-Century Novelp. 1
First Steps: Defoe to Fieldingp. 2
False Starts: Tobias Smollett and Laurence Sternep. 15
The Child in Early Nineteenth-Century Fictionp. 21
Jane Austen's Childrenp. 22
A New Strain: Sir Walter Scott and George Sandp. 31
Early Children's Fictionp. 34
Victorian Childhood and the Novelist's Visionp. 45
Victorian Childhoodp. 45
Sibling Affectionsp. 54
The Forgiving Childp. 61
Child Death and the Novelist's Purposep. 83
Frail Treasuresp. 85
The Novelist's Purposep. 88
"An Interior Confronting"p. 97
The Girlhood of the Victorian Heroinep. 109
Little Housekeepersp. 110
Intelligent Sistersp. 120
Budding Womenp. 132
The Struggle for Manhood in Victorian Fictionp. 149
Sons and Heirsp. 150
Youthful Heroicsp. 156
Towards "Brave Self-Reliance"p. 164
Disclosing Children: Seen and Heard in Victorian Fictionp. 179
Supporting Rolesp. 180
Speaking Partsp. 187
Actions of the Mindp. 191
Conclusionp. 205
Chronologyp. 211
Works Citedp. 213
Indexp. 235
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