Now in paperback--a fascinating survey of the literary era that brought us Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows and Winnie-the-Pooh that is both a collective biography and a critical work and forces a reconsideration of these childhood classics in a new light.
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Studies children's literature authors, identifies common sources of inspiration, and explores those aspects of their culture that prompted them to artistically make childish sense of the grown-up world.About the Author:
Humphrey Carpenter was born and educated in Oxford, and attended the Dragon School and Keble College. He was a well-known biographer and children's writer, and worked previously as a producer at the BBC. He wrote biographies of J. R. R. Tolkien, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Ezra Pound, C. S. Lewis and Dennis Potter. Among his many books for children were the best-selling Mr Majeika series. He also wrote several plays for the theatre and radio. A keen musician, he was a member of a 1930s-style jazz band, Vile Bodies, which was resident at the Ritz Hotel in London for a number of years. He died in 2005.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Ed.. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0048090220
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110048090220