Books Children and Men

By: Hazard, Paul; Mitchell, Marguerite

Price: $15.00

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. One of 3000 copies. A few light stains. 1944 Hard Cover. xiv, 176 pp. Illustrated endpapers and green stained top edge. Includes the following topics: Part One - Men Have Always Oppressed Children: Perrault's Fairy Tales / Madame de Genlis / Berquin / John Newbery's Bookshop / In Germany / What Are Good Books? Part Two - Children Have Defended Themselves: Robinson Crusoe / Gulliver's Travels / Don Quixote / The Children's World Today Part Three - Superiority Of The North Over The South: The Southern Lack of Children's Books / The Nursery Rhymes of England / Children's Books in the United States / Hans Christian Andersen / Childhood North and South Part Four - National Traits: The Italy of Yesterday / France / England Part Five - The Soul of Man: The World Republic of Childhood / The Brothers Grimm / Fairy Tales and Their Meaning / Peter Pan / The World in Children's Eyes / Heroes. Here is a book which discusses children's books - their present and their past - with pleasure and with gusto. Written by an eminent French scholar, well known in this county also, the book has the spirit of the happy traveller rather than that of the study. When Prof. Hazard discusses national traits in relation to children's books, he writes of countries which he has visited and of whose literature he has first-hand knowledge. The result is an essential and a rewarding book for all professional workers with children's books; and it is a stimulating, revealing and delightful volume for all others interested in books, in children, or both. [From dust jacket notes]

Title: Books Children and Men

Author: Hazard, Paul; Mitchell, Marguerite

Categories: Children, Literature, Modern First Editions, Books on Books,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Horn Book, Inc.: 1944

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2297112