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dc.contributor.advisorWend-Walker, Graeme
dc.contributor.authorBrieske, Victoria M. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-17T12:27:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-17T12:27:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-26
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6592
dc.description.abstractThe Golden Age of children's literature (1860s-1910s) was a period in literary history that saw the publication of many a beloved and, now, classic children's story. It was a time of reinvention for children's literature: writers came down from their moral high-ground and began to address children on a personal level. While encouraging virtue was still an obvious motive, authors also provided their young readers with tales of adventure and wonderment. Although young girls during the time were still socially discouraged from reading the same stories as boys, what books that were made to be accessible to them came to feature a special kind of feminine protagonist. Such a character--who shall be referred to in this paper as the "Domestic Heroine"--was not only an embodiment of Victorian ideals of domesticity; she was also a literary descendant of the same spirited heroine featured in the adult genre of domestic fiction, from the early half of the nineteenth-century. This paper will examine common traits and circumstances pertaining to the Domestic Heroine as she appeared in children's literature, drawing from well-known literary sources from the Golden Age. Such primary sources will include 'Little Women' (1868); 'A Little Princess' (1905); 'The Railway Children' (1906); 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908); and 'Peter and Wendy' (1911).
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dc.format.extent75 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectChildren's Literature
dc.subject.lcshEnglish literature--19th century--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish fiction--19th century--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroines in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren's literature, English--History and criticismen_US
dc.titleThe Golden Heroine: An Analysis of the Domestic Heroine in Golden Age Children's Literature
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRosenberg, Teya
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcKinney, Audrey
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineLiterature
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentEnglish


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