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The children's progress

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late-nineteenth-century children's culture, the Stephen juvenilia, and Virginia Woolf's argument with her past
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This thesis situates the life and work of Virginia Woolf in a socio-literary history of writing by, and attitudes towards, children. It explores late-Victorian middle-class children's lives, and the relationships between parents and children during the period. Although Darwinian ideals had begun to influence parents earlier in the century, it was not until the 1870s that they seem to have become prevalent in middle-class families. Through an examination of the expansion of evolutionary and de...

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University of Oxford
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Faculty of English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2001
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602322032
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