E. Nesbit's Psammead Trilogy: A Children's Classic at 100 - Children's Literature Association Centennial Studies 3 (Hardback)
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E. Nesbit's Psammead Trilogy: A Children's Classic at 100 - Children's Literature Association Centennial Studies 3 (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 13/04/2006
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The year 2006 marks the hundredth anniversary of book publication of the final volume of the Psammead trilogy-Five Children and It (1902), The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904), and The Story of the Amulet (1906)-a remarkable series of fantasy novels for children by an equally remarkable writer, Edith Nesbit. The essays collected in this volume celebrate the completion of the Psammead trilogy, probably Nesbit's best-known and most beloved books. Written by both established and new scholars in England, Canada, and the United States, these essays employ differing critical strategies and place Nesbit in various contexts to assess her achievement. Such fantasies truly are classics of children's literature.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854017
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 224 x 151 x 27 mm


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...the collection offers an enticing array of shifting perspectives...The pleasure of these essays lies not only in their individual arguments but also in the way they creatively challenge and complement each other, demonstrating the vitality of contemporary Nesbit criticism. * Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 2 (2007) *
a most admirable and timely volume. * English Literature and Translation *
Nesbit's works of fantasy nestle on many a child's bookshelf, and in this trilogy three of them reside: Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet. In this collection of 13 essays scholars peek behind the fantasy and find plenty, including such topics as the ideologies of gender in the Psammead Trilogy, Fabianism and didacticism, the writing of empire, magical realism in the form of generic manipulation and mutation, comic spirituality and communicating humor, staging desire in Five Children and It, Nesbit's and Dickens's literary borrowings, parallels with the nineteenth-century moral tale, socialist utopia in The Story of the Amulet, H.R. Millar's expansions and subversions of the trilogy, and Edgar Eager's revisions. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2006 *

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