Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children’s Books 1780-1918 - cover image

Copyright

David Blamires

Published On

2009-10-01

ISBN

Paperback978-1-906924-09-6
Hardback978-1-906924-10-2
PDF978-1-906924-11-9
HTML978-1-80064-431-1

Language

  • English

Print Length

476 pages (xiii + 463)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.95" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 27 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.06" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1455g (51.32oz)
Hardback1849g (65.22oz)

Media

Illustrations34

OCLC Number

1086502696

LCCN

2019452804

BIC

  • DSY

BISAC

  • LIT009000
  • LIT004170

LCC

  • PR129.G3

Keywords

  • Children's literature
  • German literature
  • Baron Munchausen
  • Heidi
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Nutcracker
  • Brothers Grimm
  • fairytales
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Telling Tales

The Impact of Germany on English Children’s Books 1780-1918

  • David Blamires (author)
Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. The Brothers Grimm, The Swiss Family Robinson and Johanna Spyri’s Heidi quickly became classics but, as David Blamires clearly articulates in this volume, many other works have been fundamental in the development of English children’s stories during the 19th century and beyond. Telling Tales is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children’s books, covering the period from 1780 to the First World War. Beginning with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, moving through the classics and including many other collections of fairytales and legends, it covers a wealth of translated and adapted material.

Reviews

One should not use the designation ‘standard work’ lightly, but this book well deserves the accolade. It will, over time, become the touchstone for much fruitful investigation.

Florian Krobb

"Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children's Books 1780–1918 by David Blamires". MLR (0026-7937), vol. 106, no. 2, 2011. doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.106.2.0506

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Contents

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

(pp. 9–21)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.01

A World of Discovery: Joachim Heirich Campe

(pp. 23–38)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.02

Elements of Morality: Salzmann and Wollstonecraft

(pp. 39–49)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.03

Musaus and the Beginnings of the Fairytale

(pp. 51–61)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.04

Discovering Germany

(pp. 63–77)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.05

The Swiss Family Robinson

(pp. 79–93)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.06

Moral, Didactic and Religious Tales

(pp. 95–119)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.07

Friedrich de la Motte Fouque: Undine and Sintram

(pp. 121–133)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.08

Adalbert von Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl

(pp. 135–145)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.09

The Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm

(pp. 147–180)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.10

The Fairytales of Wilhelm Hauff

(pp. 181–203)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.11

The Folktale Tradition in Germany

(pp. 205–221)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.12

E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King

(pp. 223–244)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.13

Lesser Fairytales Authors

(pp. 245–262)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.14

Clemens Brentano's Fairytales

(pp. 263–274)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.15

Learning about German History

(pp. 275–290)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.16

The Thirty Years War

(pp. 291–307)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.17

Historical Tales and Adventure Stories

(pp. 309–319)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.18

Picture Books

(pp. 321–351)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.19

Siegfried and the Nibelungenlied

(pp. 353–370)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.20

The Franco-Prussian War

(pp. 371–394)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.21

German Books for Girls

(pp. 395–407)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.22

Children's Books and the First World War

(pp. 409–422)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.23

Introduction

(pp. 1–7)
  • David Blamires
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0004.24

Contributors

David Blamires

(author)
Professor of German at University of Manchester