SUMMARY ☆ Precocious Children and Childish Adults

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Ngs of such generational border crossings Nelson carefully considers the use of these terms and connects invocations of age inversion to developments in post Darwinian scientific thinking and attitudes about gender roles social class sexuality power and economic mobilityShe brilliantly Children and Childish PDF #198 analyzes canonical works of Charles Dickens Charlotte Bront William Makepeace Thackeray Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson alongside lesser known writings to demonstrate the di


Precocious Children and Childish Adults

Especially evident in Victorian era and Childish eBook #8608 writings is a rhetorical tendency to liken adults to children and children to adults Claudia Nelson examines this literary phenomenon and explores the ways in which writers discussed the child adult relationship during this periodThough far from ubiuitous the terms child woman child man and old fashioned child Precocious Children PDF appear often enough in Victorian writings to prompt critical uestions about the motivations and meani

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Versity of literary age inversion and its profound influence on Victorian cultureBy considering the full context of Victorian age inversion Precocious Children and Childish Adults illuminates the complicated pattern of anxiety and desire that creates such ambiguity in the writings of the time Scholars of Victorian literature and culture as well as readers interested in children's literature childhood studies and gender studies will welcome this excellent study from a major figure in the field