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A century of children's books
To open a childs book nowadays is to discover some part of that unknown world which touches experience at so many points. The city beyond the clouds, the underground country, all the enchantments of woods and islands are open to the little traveller. From The Water Babies to Peter Pan there has been little else in nursery tales but the stuff of dreams. It is hard to believe that the child who read the story of Rosamond and the Purple Jar, less than a hundred years ago, had no curiosity about dream countries, no sense of poetry in nature; yet the first sign of a romantic movement in childrens books was the printing of unknown or forgotten fairy tales under the title of The Court of Oberon, in 1823. The actual awakening came later, with the nature stories of the Howitts and the imaginative nonsense of Edward Lear. A century of little books had passed before a child could read fairy tales without shame, and the taste for true histories prevailed long after Miss Edgeworth had written her last sequel. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 68873
Author: Barry, Florence V. (Florence Valentine)
Release Date: Aug 30, 2022
Publication Date: 1922
Publisher Country: United Kingdom
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