Catholicism and children's literature in France : the comtesse de Ségur (1799-1874) / Sophie Heywood.

By: Heywood, SophieSeries: Studies in modern French historyPublisher: Manchester, UK ; Manchester University Press ; 2011Description: 220 p. : illISBN: 9780719084669Subject(s): Children's literatureDDC classification: 843.7 Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online | Click here to access online Summary: This is the first book-length history of the classic French children's author, the comtesse de Ségur. Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, in France Ségur is a national icon and a cultural phenomenon. Generations of children have grown up reading her stories. This book combines a discussion of her life, her works, and their reception with a broader analysis of the cultural context of the mid-nineteenth century. It offers a unique insight into the political engagement of Catholic women through the medium of children's literature and education, and brings out new aspects of the history of publishing aimed at children, with particular reference to the market for books for girls.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-213) and index.

This is the first book-length history of the classic French children's author, the comtesse de Ségur. Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, in France Ségur is a national icon and a cultural phenomenon. Generations of children have grown up reading her stories. This book combines a discussion of her life, her works, and their reception with a broader analysis of the cultural context of the mid-nineteenth century. It offers a unique insight into the political engagement of Catholic women through the medium of children's literature and education, and brings out new aspects of the history of publishing aimed at children, with particular reference to the market for books for girls.

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