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The Gothic in children's literature : the creation of the adolescent in crossover fiction

@inproceedings{Burnes2016TheGI,
  title={The Gothic in children's literature : the creation of the adolescent in crossover fiction},
  author={Duncan Burnes},
  year={2016}
}
This thesis traces the literary course of gothic narrative elements as they appear within children’s fiction, beginning from the late eighteenth century and concluding at the close of the nineteenth century. The thesis presents evidence and potentialities for children’s appropriation of gothic fiction written for adults, and links them to the contemporaneous development of gothic devices in fiction written for children. These are argued to reflect a single phenomenon: The burgeoning relevance… Expand

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