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The Lands of Escape: The Manipulation of Adult Linear Time in British Children's Literature Fantasy Worlds of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

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dc.contributor.advisor Hixon, Martha en_US
dc.contributor.author LeDoux, David Paul en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:49:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3543
dc.description.abstract The time-stop story emerges in England in 1865 with the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Time-stop novels share many qualities with their sister genre, the time-slip novel. Where time-slip novels focus primarily on heritage and national identity, time-stop novels deal with issues of time and growing up, or more specifically, not growing up. In this thesis, I focus on examining four authors' time-stop works: Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and Philippa Pearce's Tom's Midnight Garden. These secondary worlds reveal the attitudes about time and the conflict between childhood and adulthood of the authors who created them, as well as how childhood is culturally constructed at the time the novel was written. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Childhood en_US
dc.subject Children's Literature en_US
dc.subject Escape en_US
dc.subject Fantasy World en_US
dc.subject Secondary World en_US
dc.subject Time en_US
dc.title The Lands of Escape: The Manipulation of Adult Linear Time in British Children's Literature Fantasy Worlds of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Houp, Wesley en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Literature en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department English en_US


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