The myth of Persephone in girls' fantasy literature / Holly Virginia Blackford

Author(s): Blackford, Holly Virginia
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Subjects: Girls in literature
Myth in literature
Persephone (Greek deity) in literature
Children's stories, English--History and criticism
Children's stories, American--History and criticism
Children's stories--History and criticism
Fantasy fiction, English--History and criticism
Fantasy fiction, American--History and criticism
Child psychology in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Routledge, 2012
Series: Children's literature and culture
Children's literature and culture
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xi, 248 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Series Foreword xi
Introduction Reaching For The Narcissus: Byronic Boys, Toys, And The Plight Of Persephone 1
ch. 1 . Unearthing The Child Underworld: The History Of Persephone And Developmental Psychology 21
ch. 2 . Toying With Persephone: Herr Drosselmeier And Marie In E. T. A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker And Mouse King (1816) 45
ch. 3 . Jo's Sensational Boy And The Gift Of Amy's Soul In Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (1868-1869) 79
ch. 4 . Lost Girls, Underworld Queens In J. M. Barrie's Peter And Wendy (1911) And Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847) 111
ch. 5 . Eleusinian Mysteries In Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911) 135
ch. 6 . The Byronic Woman: E. B. White's Charlotte's Web (1952) 157
ch. 7 . The Riddle Of Fiminine Ecriture In J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (1998) 181
ch. 8 . Divorce And Other Mothers: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005) And Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2002) 199
Works Cited 221
Index 233
Notes: LCCN: 2011008970
ISBN: 9780415895415
ISBN: 0415895413
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: Reaching for the narcissus: Byronic boys, toys, and the plight of Persephone -- Unearthing the child underworld: the history of Persephone and developmental psychology -- Toying with Persephone: Herr Drosselmeier and Marie in E. T. A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King -- Jo's sensational boy and the gift of Amy's soul in Louisa May Alcott's Little women (1868-1869) -- Lost girls, underworld queens in J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy (1911) and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights -- Eleusinian mysteries in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The secret garden -- The Byronic woman: E.B. White's Charlotte's web -- The riddle of feminine criture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and The chamber of secrets -- Divorce and other mothers: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005) and Neil Gaiman's Coraline
OCLC Number: 698324482
ISBN/ISSN: 9780415895415