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This book offers a new history of the fairy tale, revealing the creative role of periodical publication in shaping this popular genre. Sumpter explores the fairy tale's reinvention for (and by) diverse readerships in unexpected contexts, including debates over evolution, colonialism, socialism, gender and sexuality and decadence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230518056
ISBN-10: 0230518052
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Caroline Sumpter

CAROLINE SUMPTER Lecturer in Victorian Literature at Queen's University, Belfast, UK. She has written on nineteenth-century literature, science and culture in journals including Victorian Studies, Literature and History, Media History, Cultural and Social History and Nineteenth-Century Contexts.

Books By Author Caroline Sumpter

Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale by Caroline Sumpter

The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale

Paperback, July 2008