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The Fantastic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-Century Children's Fantasy Literature (Contribution to the Study of Science Fiction)

 
 
 
 
The Fantastic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-Century Children's Fantasy Literature (Contribution to the Study of Science Fiction)
Author: David M. Sandner
ISBN 13: 9780313300844
ISBN 10: 313300844
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 1996-11-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 168
List Price: $122.00
 
 

Examines the ways in which Romanticism took part in the revolution of the view of fantasy literature, arguing that nineteenth-century children's fantasy cultivated a new image of children and the role of imagination.

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Considering works by Wordsworth and Coleridge, Sandner examines the ways in which Romanticism changed society's images of children, the purpose of reading, and the importance of imagination, opening the way for children's fantasy to become a popular genre. He then examines works of 19th century fantasy for children written by George MacDonald, Kenneth Grahame, and Christina Rossetti, explaining how these works constitute a significant extension and revision of the Romantic sublime. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.