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Death of the Corn King: King and Goddess in Rosemary Sutcliff's Historical Fiction for Young Adults
     

Death of the Corn King: King and Goddess in Rosemary Sutcliff's Historical Fiction for Young Adults

by Barbara L. Talcroft
 
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

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810829824
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/23/1995
Pages:
177
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.65(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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