Death Of The Corn King

Overview

Rosemary Sutcliff has long been acclaimed for her historical novels, especially those about the early peoples of Britain. She was a master at recreating in fiction the rites and rituals of primitive religions. The author explores Sutcliff's use of sacred themes through twelve of her most famous novels. Students of children's literature, librarians, and teachers of literature and history will find, in addition to a detailed analysis of each novel, an examination of Sutcliff's sources and influences, implications ...

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Overview

Rosemary Sutcliff has long been acclaimed for her historical novels, especially those about the early peoples of Britain. She was a master at recreating in fiction the rites and rituals of primitive religions. The author explores Sutcliff's use of sacred themes through twelve of her most famous novels. Students of children's literature, librarians, and teachers of literature and history will find, in addition to a detailed analysis of each novel, an examination of Sutcliff's sources and influences, implications for use with students, a short biography of Sutcliff, and a complete list of her published work. Especially relevant to readers and teachers interested in sacred mythology or feminism. Bibliography and index.

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Editorial Reviews

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It is a delight to find Sutcliff's works treated with such historical insight and reverence for their hidden messages...A well-deserved tribute to one of our best ever historical writers.
Youth Services In Libraries
...a thoroughly researched, assiduously documented, and carefully presented analysis of twelve of Sutcliff's historical novels.
Youth Services in Libraries
...a thoroughly researched, assiduously documented, and carefully presented analysis of twelve of Sutcliff's historical novels.
Bookchat
It is a delight to find Sutcliff's works treated with such historical insight and reverence for their hidden messages...A well-deserved tribute to one of our best ever historical writers..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810829824
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara L. Talcroft has been a teacher of literature and writing in public schools and has taught children's literature and language arts at Wright State University. She is now a freelance writer, consultant, and researcher.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
I Introduction 1
II The Kingship Themes 12
III The Themes in Celtic Settings 34
IV The Themes in Roman Settings 62
V The Themes in Arthurian Settings 76
VI The Themes in Post-Arthurian Settings 100
VII Conclusions 122
Appendix A. A Short Biography of Rosemary Sutcliff 144
Appendix B. Complete List of Sutcliff's Publications 149
Bibliography 153
Index 161
About the Author 165
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