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Children's Literature: An Anthology 1801 - 1902

Children's Literature: An Anthology 1801 - 1902

Peter Hunt

ISBN: 978-0-631-21048-1

Nov 2000

496 pages

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$192.95

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Edited by one of the leading scholars in children's literature studies, this highly entertaining and scholarly anthology features over 120 complete works, poems, stories, and extracts from novels.

  • Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts from novels.
  • Provides an entertaining and scholarly view of the development of children's literature in the UK and the USA, with representative pieces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Includes both famous books and poems, as well as less well-known but fascinating examples.
  • Features a bibliography of the best critical and historical secondary sources.

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List of Plates.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849):.

From Early Lessons (1801).

Ann Taylor (1782-1866), Jane Taylor (1783-1824) and Adelaide O'Keeffe (?1776-1855):.

Original Poems for Infant Minds (two volumes: 1804, 1805).

'Morning'.

'Never Play with Fire'.

'My Mother'.

'The Pin'.

Rhymes from the Nursery (1806).

'The Star'.

'Poor Children'.

'The Little Husbandman'.

William Roscoe (1753-1831):.

From The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1807).

Elizabeth Turner (1775?-1846):.

From The Daisy, or Cautionary Stories, in Verse. Adapted to the Ideas of Children From Four to Eight Years Old (1807).

'The Canary'.

'Dangerous Sport'.

Barbara (Wreaks) Hofland (1770-1844):.

From The History of an Officer's Widow, and Her Young Family (1809).

Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1851):.

From The History of the Fairchild Family or, the Child's Manual: Being a Collection of Stories Calculated to Shew the Importance and Effects of a Religious Education (1818).

Alicia Catherine Mant (?1788-1869):.

from The Cottage in the Chalk Pit (1822).

Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863):.

'A Visit from St. Nicholas' (1823).

Mary [Botham] Howitt (1799-1888):.

From The New Year's Gift, and Juvenile Souvenir (1829).

'The Spider and the Fly'.

Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879):.

From Poems for Our Children (1830).

'Mary's Lamb'.

Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867):.

From Home (1835).

Jacob Abbott (1803-79):.

From A Little Scholar Learning to Talk (1835).

From Rollo at Work (1837).

James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860):.

From A Christmas Gift from Fairyland'.

From 'Florella, or the Fairy of the Rainbow' (1838).

Catherine Sinclair (1800-64):.

From Holiday House (1839).

Charlotte Barton (1797-1862):.

From A Mother's Offering to her Children: by a Lady, Long Resident in New South Wales (1841).

Harriet Mozley (1803-1851):.

From The Fairy Bower, or The History of a Month. A Tale (1841).

Robert Browning (1812-89):.

From Dramatic Lyrics (1842).

'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'.

Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1787-1860):.

From New Nursery Songs for all Good Children (1843).

'Three Little Kittens'.

'William Churne of Staffordshire' (Revd. Francis Edward Paget (1806-1882)):.

From The Hope of the Katzekopfs (1844).

Richard Henry (Hengist) Horne (1802-1884):.

From Memoirs of a London Doll (Written by Herself; Edited by Mrs Fairstar) (1846).

Edward Lear (1812-88):.

From A Book of Nonsense (by Derry Down Derry) (1846, 1861):.

'The Jumblies' from Nonsense Songs, Botany, and Alphabets (1871).

Captain (Frederick) Marryat (1792-1848):.

From The Children of the New Forest (1847).

John Ruskin (1819-1900):.

From The King of the Golden River or the Black Brothers. A Legend of Stiria (1851).

Catherine Parr (Strickland) Traill (1802-99):.

From Canadian Crusoes, A Tale of Rice Lake Plains (1852).

Mary Louisa Charlesworth (1819-80):.

From Ministering Children (1854).

'Oliver Optic' (William Taylor Adams (1822-97)):.

From The Boat Club, or the Bunkers of Rippleton (1855).

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863):.

From The Rose and the Ring, Or The History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo. A Fireside Pantomime for Great and Small Children (1855).

Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892):.

From The Last of the Huggermuggers, a Giant Story (1855 (dated 1856)).

Charlotte M(ary) Yonge (1823-1901).

From The Daisy Chain; or, Aspirations. A Family Chronicle (1856).

A. L. O. E. (A Lady of England) (Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-93)):.

From The Rambles of a Rat (1857).

Thomas Hughes (1822-96) :.

from Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857).

Frances Browne (1816-97):.

From Granny's Wonderful Chair and its Tales of Fairy Times (1857).

R(obert) M(ichael) Ballantyne (1825-94):.

From The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean (1858).

Frederick W(illiam) Farrar (1831-1903):.

From Eric; or, Little by Little. A Tale of Roslyn School (1858).

Samuel G(riswold) Goodrich (1793-1860):.

From Peter Parley's Tales of the Sea (1860).

Charles Kingsley (1819-75):.

From The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1863).

William (Still) Stitt Jenkins (?-?):.

The Lost Children (1864).

Mary (Elizabeth) Mapes Dodge (1831-1905):.

From Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates (1865).

'Hesba Stretton' (Sarah Smith (1832-1911)):.

From Jessica's First Prayer (1867).

Martha Farquharson Finley (1828-1909):.

From Elsie Dinsmore (1867).

John Townsend Trowbridge (1827-1916):.

'Darius Green and his Flying Machine' (1867).

Louisa May Alcott (1832-88):.

From Little Women (1868).

Charles Dickens (1812-1870):.

From A Holiday Romance (1868).

Horatio Alger Jr (1832-99):.

From Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks (1868).

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907):.

The Story of a Bad Boy (1870).

Jean Ingelow (1820-97):.

From Mopsa the Fairy (1869).

Mary Anne, Lady Barker (1831-1911):.

From Boys - (1874).

Thomas March Clark (1812-1903):.

From John Whopper the Newsboy (1870).

'Lewis Carroll' (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98)):.

From Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871).

'Susan Coolidge' (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1845-1905)):.

From What Katy Did (1872).

George MacDonald (1824-1905):.

From The Princess and the Goblin (1871 (dated 1872)).

Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830-94):.

From Speaking Likenesses (1874).

J(ohn) H(oward) Clark (1830-78):.

Bertie and the Bullfrogs: An Australian Story for Big and Little Children (1874).

'Mark Twain' (Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)):.

From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Anna Sewell (1820-78):.

From Black Beauty, His Grooms and Companions; The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine (1877).

Mary Louisa (Stewart) Molesworth (1839-1921):.

From The Cuckoo Clock (1877).

Talbot Baines Reed (1852-93):.

From The Boy's Own Paper, Volume 1, Number 1.

'My First Football Match' by an Old Boy (Saturday, January 18th, 1879).

William M(akepeace) Thayer (1820-98):.

From Log Cabin to White House: The Story of President Garfield's Life (1880).

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908):.

From Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation (1880 (dated 1881)).

James Otis (Kaler) (1848-1912):.

From Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1881).

Margaret Sidney (Harriett M(ulford) (Stone) Lothrop (1844-1924)):.

From Five Little Peppers and How they Grew (1881).

(John) Richard Jefferies (1848-87):.

From Wood Magic, a Fable (1881).

G(eorge) A(lfred) Henty (1832-1902):.

From Winning His Spurs. A Tale of the Crusades (1882).

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894):.

From Treasure Island (1883).

Juliana Horatia (Gatty) Ewing (1841-1885):.

From Jackanapes (1883).

Edward Eggleston (1837-1902):.

From The Hoosier Schoolboy (1883).

G(eorge) W(ilbur). Peck (1840-1916):.

From Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa (1883).

Laura E(lizabeth) (Howe) Richards (1850-1943):.

From The Joyous Story of Toto (1885).

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94):.

From A Child's Garden of Verses (1885).

'Whole Duty of Children'.

'Rain'.

'Where Go the Boats'.

'System'.

'Good and Bad Children'.

'The Lamplighter'.

'The Cow'.

'Happy Thought'.

Lucretia P(eabody) Hale (1820-1900):.

From The Peterkin Papers (1880).

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924):.

Editha's Burglar (1888).

Frank R(ichard) Stockton (1834-1902):.

From The Bee-man of Orn (1887).

Palmer Cox (1840-1924):.

From The Brownies: Their Book (1887).

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900):.

From The Happy Prince (1888).

'The Selfish Giant'.

Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922):.

From Two Little Confederates (1888).

E(dward) B. Kennedy (?-?):.

From Blacks and Bushrangers: Adventures in Queensland (1889).

Eugene Field (1850-1895):.

From A Little Book of Western Verse (1889).

'Wynken, Blynken and Nod'.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912):.

From Prince Prigio (1889).

J(ames) Macdonald Oxley (1855-1907):.

From Up Among the Ice Floes (1890).

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928):.

From Our Exploits at West Poley (1892-3).

(Margaret) Marshall Saunders (1861-1947):.

From Beautiful Joe, The Autobiography of a Dog (1894).

Ethel S(ybil) Turner (1872-1958):.

From Seven Little Australians (1894).

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936):.

From The Jungle Book (1894).

From 'Kaa's Hunting'.

G(eorge) E(dward) Farrow (1862-?1920):.

From The Wallypug of Why (1895).

Bertha Upton (1849-1912) (Illustrated by Florence K. Upton (1873-1922)):.

From The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a "Golliwogg" (1895).

Annie Fellows Johnston (1863-1913):.

From The Little Colonel (1896).

S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett (1860-1914):.

From The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion ...With Those of General Napoleon Smith. An Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Little Boys, Cow Boys and Tom-Boys (1897).

Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937):.

From The Arkansas Bear, a Tale of Fanciful Adventure told in Song and Story (1898).

J(ohn) Meade Falkner (1858-1932):.

From Moonfleet (1898).

Ernest (Evan) Thompson Seton (1860-1946):.

From Wild Animals I Have Known (1898).

From 'The Springfield Fox'.

Ethel Pedley (?1860-98):.

From Dot and the Kangaroo (1899).

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1805-1936):.

From Stalky and Co (1899).

From 'The Moral Reformers'.

E(dith) Nesbit (1858-1924):.

Fom The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899).

'Lord Tottenham'.

L(man)Frank Baum (1856-1919):.

From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900).

L'Envoi.

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936):.

From Just-So Stories (1902).

Select Bibliography.

Index of Authors, Titles and First Lines.

"Children's literature has a rich tradition and this carefully selected anthology demonstrates its strength and variety very well." Reference Reviews <!--end-->

"Boys' stories, fairy stories, moral and educational tales, nonsense poems, tall stories and fantasy - this new anthology of children's literature covers a full range of nineteenth-century texts including a good selection of unfamiliar works from the United States, Canada and Australia." TLS


  • Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts from novels.

  • Provides an entertaining and scholarly view of the development of children's literature in the UK and the USA, with representative pieces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Includes both famous books and poems, as well as less well-known but fascinating examples.

  • Features a bibliography of the best critical and historical secondary sources.