The Peripheral Child in Nineteenth Century Literature and its Criticism

  • Neil Cocks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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  3. The Return of the Child

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  4. Ethics, History and Analysis

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  5. Conclusion

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  6. Back Matter
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About this book


Established accounts of the child in nineteenth century literature tend to focus on those who occupy a central position within narratives. This book is concerned with children who are not so easily recognized or remembered, the peripheral or overlooked children to be read in works by Dickens, Brontë, Austen and Rossetti.


Charles Dickens English literature Jane Austen Narrative transmission

Authors and affiliations

  • Neil Cocks
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  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

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