Children’s Literature and Capitalism

Fictions of Social Mobility in Britain, 1850–1914

  • Authors
  • Christopher Parkes

Part of the Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature book series (CRACL)

About this book


After the first phase of industrialization in Britain, the child emerged as both a victim of and a threat to capitalism. This book explores the changing relationship between the child and capitalist society in the works of some of the most important writers of children's and young-adult texts in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.


Charles Dickens children''s literature English literature fiction Great Britain Robert Louis Stevenson society Victorian era

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