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作者 Sumpter, Caroline
書名 The Victorian press and the fairy tale [electronic resource] / Caroline Sumpter
出版項 Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
國際標準書號 9780230227644
0230227643
國際標準號碼 10.1057/9780230227644 doi
book jacket
說明 xii, 254 p. : ill
系列 Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-238) and index
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Serializing Scheherazade: An Alternative Historyof the Fairy Tale -- Myths of Origin: Folktale Scholarship and Fictional Invention in Magazines forChildren -- Science and Superstition, Realism and Romance: Fairy Tale and Fantasy in the Adult Shilling Monthly -- 'I wonder were the fairies Socialists?': The Politics of the Fairy Tale in the 1890sLabour Press -- 'All art is once surface and symbol': Fairy Tales and the Fin-de-S©·icle Little Magazines -- Conclusion: Myth in the Marketplace -- Notes -- Bibliography --Index
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
Victorian writers often claimed that the press was killing the fairytale. In fact, it ensuredthe genre's popularity, bringing literary tales and folklore to the first mass readerships. Exploring penny weeklies, adult and children's monthlies, little magazines and the labour press, this innovative study is the first to combine media and fairy tale history. Bringing reading communities back into focus, Sumpter explores ingenious political uses of the fairy tale: in debates over socialism, evolution and race, and in the context of women's rights, decadence andgay culture. The book offers new insights into the popularisation of folklore and comparative science, and also recovers neglectedvisual material. From the fantasies of Kingsley, MacDonald and J. H. Ewing to thewritings of Keir Hardie, Laurence Housman and Yeats, Sumpter reveals that the fairy tale was intimately shaped by thepress, and that both were at the heart of nineteenth-century culture
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鏈接 Original 9780230518056 0230518052 (DLC) 2008016148 (OCoLC)182737242
主題 English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Fairy tales in literature
English periodicals -- History -- 18th century
English periodicals -- History -- 19th century
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Literature and folklore -- England -- History -- 18th century
Literature and folklore -- England -- History -- 19th century
Fairy tales -- Great Britain -- History and criticism
Fairy tales -- Adaptations -- History and criticism
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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