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Warren W. Wooden’s pioneering studies of early examples of children’s literature throw new light on many accepted works of the English Renaissance period. In consequence, they appear more complex, significant, and successful than hitherto realized. In these nine essays, Wooden traces the roots of English children’s literature in the Renaissance beginning with the first printed books of Caxton and ranging through the work of John Bunyan. Wooden examines a number of works and authors from this period of two centuries—some from the standard canon, others obscure or neglected—while addressing questions about the early development of children’s literature.

Warren W. Wooden was professor of English at Marshall University.

Jeanie Watson is associate dean of arts and sciences, Southwestern University.

Publication Date

1986

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813155487

eISBN

9780813165059

Keywords

Children's literature, English Renaissance

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles

Notes

Edited and with an introduction by Jeanie Watson.

Children's Literature of the English Renaissance
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