By Troy Boone
Youth of Darkest England examines the representation of English working-class children, the youthful inhabitants of the poor urban neighbourhoods that a number of writers dubbed "darkest England", in Victorian and Edwardian imperialist literature. In particular, the book focuses on how the writings for and about youth undertook an ideological project to enlist working class children into the British imperial enterprise. Lucidly written and thoroughly researched, this book will make a major contribution to our understanding of youth culture and children's literature in the nineteenth century.
- Working Class In Literature
- Children's Literature, English--History And Criticism
- Children--Books And Reading--English-Speaking Countries--History--19th Century
- American Literature--19th Century--History And Criticism
- English Literature--19th Century--History And Criticism
- Children's Literature, American--History And Criticism