Diana Wynne Jones
The Fantastic Tradition and Children's Literature
By (author) Farah Mendlesohn
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Diana Wynne Jones by Farah Mendlesohn
Book DescriptionBritish author Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J. K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizard's academies, dragons, and griffins-many published for children but read by all ages-are also complexly structured and thought provoking critiques of the fantasy tradition. This is the first serious study of Jones's work, written by a renowned science fiction critic and historian. In addition to providing an overview of Jones's work, Farah Mendlesohn also examines Jones's important critiques of the fantastic tradition's ideas about childhood and adolescence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415970235
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Farah Mendlesohn
Children's Fantasy Literature, Hardback (April 2016)
A comprehensive study of children's fantasy literature across the English-speaking world, from the sixteenth century to the present.
Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Paperback (January 2012)
This is the first introduction to the whole field of modern fantasy literature in the English-speaking world.
Diana Wynne Jones, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Farah Mendlesohn
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author Biography - Farah Mendlesohn
Farah Mendlesohn is a noted science fiction critic and historian. She is Editor of the journal Foundation: the International Review of Science Fiction and has twice served as a judge for the esteemed Arthur C. Clarke award for best work in sf. She co-edited, with Professor Edward James, The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction.
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