Childhood in Edwardian Fiction: Worlds Enough and Time by Adrienne E. Gavin, Andrew F. Humphries

By Adrienne E. Gavin, Andrew F. Humphries

The 1st book-length look at childhood in Edwardian fiction, this booklet challenges assumptions that the Edwardian interval used to be easily a continuation of the Victorian or the beginning of the trendy. Exploring either classics and well known fiction, the authors offer a a compelling picture of the Edwardian fictional cult of youth.

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Eleanor Bope is inspired by ‘an exhibition of “peace toys,” ’ ‘not miniature soldiers but miniature civilians,’ in the 26 Childhood in Edwardian Fiction hope of civilizing children’s ‘primitive instincts’ (‘Toys’ 441). She persuades her brother, Harvey, to buy a set of suitable presents for her children, Eric and Bertie, rather than the toy soldiers and cavalry that they are expecting. Harvey purchases models of ‘a municipal dust-bin,’ ‘the Manchester branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association,’ ‘tools of industry,’ public buildings, civil servants and cultural figures, such as Sir John Herschel and John Stuart Mill (‘Toys’ 443).

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