By Adrienne E. Gavin, Christopher Routledge

ISBN-10: 0333918819

ISBN-13: 9780333918814

ISBN-10: 0333985133

ISBN-13: 9780333985137

Secret in kid's Literature charts a improvement from spiritual secret via rationally solved detective fictions to insoluble supernatural and horror mysteries. Written via the world over well-known students within the box, those thirteen unique essays supply demanding and leading edge readings of either vintage and well known mysteries for kids. This quantity can be crucial and stimulating for an individual with an curiosity in kid's literature or in secret fiction.

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187–315. Vaughan, Henry. ), The Complete Poetry of Henry Vaughan. New York: Anchor, 1964, p. 169. Wilson, A. N. C. S. Lewis: A Biography. London: Collins, 1990. 3 Nancy’s Ancestors: the Mystery of Imaginative Female Power in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess Mary Jeanette Moran When my grandmother gave me The Secret of the Old Clock (1930), the first book in the Nancy Drew series, I immediately became addicted to the escapades of the dauntless heroine. From my ten-year-old point of view, it seemed perfectly natural that a woman of the oh-so-mature age of eighteen would have the unlimited independence that Nancy enjoyed.

Frye claims that: In the solar cycle of the day, the seasonal cycle of the year, and the organic cycle of human life, there is a single pattern of significance, out of which myth constructs a central narrative around a figure who is partly the sun, partly vegetative fertility and partly a god or archetypal human being. (429) Frye relates these phases in turn to a succession of literary forms: dawn, spring, and birth are linked with romance; zenith, summer, and marriage link with comedy and the pastoral; sunset, autumn, and death link with tragedy; and darkness, winter, and dissolution link with satire.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [1950]. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1959. Lodge, David. Working with Structuralism: Essays and Reviews on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. ) 20th Century Literary Criticism. Harlow: Longman, 1972. MacDonald, George. The Princess and the Goblin. [1872]. London: Collins, 1956. Otto, Rudolf. The Idea of the Holy [1917], 4th edn, trans. John Harvey. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1926. Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty [1877].

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