Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960
Price: 20.00 GBP
Author: Reynolds, Kimberley; Rosen, Jane; Rosen, Michael
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾
Publisher Oxford University Press 2018
ISBN Number 0198806183 / 9780198806189
Inventory No. BK0010
New hardback, with dust jacket. RRP £25.00. Kim Reynolds, Jane Rosen, and Michael Rosen present a new anthology of radical writings for children from the first half of the twentieth century. In the years 1900 to 1960, large sections of the British population embraced a spectrum of left-wing positions with a view to maintaining peace and creating a more just, less class riven, more planned, and more enjoyable society for all. Children's books and periodicals were a central part of radical activity since theyoung were expected not just to inherit but also to help make this new society, and reading was regarded as the most direct way of helping them acquire the skills for this task. From alphabets through picture books, periodicals, information books, plays, song-books, pamphlets, and novels, many works ofchildren's literature leaned left, but with the possible exception of references to Geoffrey Trease's Bows Against the Barons (1934), a Marxist retelling of the Robin Hood story, it is almost impossible to realise this from standard accounts of this period. This anthology contains a wide selection of the kinds of materials that left-wing and progressive parents would have wanted their children to read and which children understood as part of their initiation into a politically radicalclass. 202 x 256 x 29 (mm). pp. xxiv, 463. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear.(Books photographed without the film sleeve, due to reflection). A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK.
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