Whether it is shedding new light on well-known texts by Thomas Hughes and Rudyard Kipling, providing a fascinating discussion of works written by boys themselves, or supplying historical context for the development of the concept of adolescence, this book will engage not only scholars of childhood and children's literature but Victorianists and those interested in the history of educational practice.q--BOOK JACKET.to the status quo.149 The Times Educational Supplement hoped literary study would quell a#39;the disquieting symptoms which are to ... Burgessa#39;s anarchic Alex even goes through the same sudden reformation of character when he reaches adulthood as Farrara#39;s naughty boys do. Film has joined in this trend, most notably with Peter Weira#39;s Dead Poets a#39;Society (1989). ... the schoolboy protagonist out of the real world entirely, seeking supernatural, rather than rational, answers to problems.
|Title||:||Public School Literature, Civic Education and the Politics of Male Adolescence|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008|