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Author Blamires, David, 1936- author.

Title Telling tales : the impact of Germany on English children's books 1780-1918 / David Blamires.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Open Book Publishers, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 460 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-447) and index.
Contents The Adventures of Baron Munchausen -- A World of Discovery: Joachim Heinrich Campe -- Elements of Morality: Salzmann and Wollstonecraft -- Musäus and the Beginnings of the Fairytale -- Discovering Germany -- The Swiss Family Robinson -- Moral, Didactic and Religious Tales -- Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué: Undine and Sintram -- Adelbert von Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl -- The Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm -- The Fairytales of Wilhelm Hauff -- The Folktale Tradition in Germany -- E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King -- Lesser Fairytales Authors -- Clemens Brentano's Fairytales -- Learning about German History -- The Thirty Years War -- Historical Tales and Adventure Stories -- Picture Books -- Siegfried and the Nibelungenlied -- The Franco-Prussian War -- German Books for Girls -- Children's Books and the First World War -- Primary Texts -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. The Brothers Grimm, The Swiss Family Robinson and Johanna Spyri's Heidi quickly became classics but, as David Blamires clearly articulates in this volume, many other works have been fundamental in the development of English children's stories during the 19th century and beyond. Telling Tales is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children's books, covering the period from 1780 to the First World War. Beginning with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, moving through the classics and including many other collections of fairytales and legends, it covers a wealth of translated and adapted material."--Publisher's description
Language English.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website; viewed on 2020-05-04).
Subject English literature -- German influences.
Children's literature, English.
Littérature de jeunesse anglaise.
Children's and teenage literature studies Mod Children's and teenage literature studies.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Children's literature, English. (OCoLC)fst00855967
English literature -- German influences. (OCoLC)fst00912060
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: 9781906924102
ISBN 9781906924119 (pdf)
9781906924096 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053034534
AU@ 000066531629
DEBBG BV044109686
DEBSZ 493122613
NZ1 15348180

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