Narratives of Child Neglect in Romantic and Victorian Culture

  • Galia Benziman

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About this book


Contextualizing the topos of the neglected child within a variety of discourses, this book challenges the assumption that the early nineteenth century witnessed a clear transition from a Puritan to a liberating approach to children and demonstrates that oppressive assumptions survive in major texts considered part of the Romantic cult of childhood.


Charles Dickens culture Narrative Romanticism Victorian era William Blake William Wordsworth

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  • Galia Benziman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open University of IsraelIsrael

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