The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf
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Child Writer from Austen to Woolf by Christine Alexander
Book DescriptionIn this highly original collection leading scholars address the largely overlooked genre of childhood writings by major authors, and explore the genesis of genius. The book includes essays on the first writings of Jane Austen, Byron, Elizabeth Barrett, Charlotte and Branwell Bronte, Louisa May Alcott, George Eliot, John Ruskin, Lewis Carroll and Virginia Woolf. All began writing for pleasure as children, and later developed their professional ambitions. In bursts of creative energy, these young authors, as well as those like Daisy Ashford, who wrote only as a child, produced prose, verse, imitation and parody, wild romance and down-to-earth daily records. Their juvenile writings are fascinating both in themselves, and for the promise of greater works to come. The volume includes an invaluable and thorough annotated bibliography of juvenilia, and will stimulate many directions for research in this lively and fascinating topic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521812931
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A collection of essays on the juvenilia of famous authors including Austen, the Brontes, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
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Author Biography - Christine Alexander
Christine Alexander is Professor of English at the University of New South Wales. Juliet McMaster is University Professor Emerita of English at the University of Alberta.
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