Narratives of child neglect in romantic and Victorian culture

Galia Benziman*

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Contextualizing the topos of the neglected child within a variety of discourses, this book challenges the assumption that the early nineteenth century witnessed a clear transition from a Puritan to a liberating approach to children and demonstrates that oppressive assumptions survive in major texts considered part of the Romantic cult of childhood.

Original languageAmerican English
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780230348837
ISBN (Print)9780230293922
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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© Galia Benziman 2012. All rights reserved.


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