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Rations and Quislings

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780748616510
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653621 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0002
Rations and Quislings

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This chapter discusses rationing, which was the most unavoidable symbol of the 1940s, and quislings, which occurred when an author who was supposedly on the child's side hinted at conforming to the vigilant adult. It studies the children's views on these subjects, as well as the impact of rationing on reading.

Keywords: quislings; impact of rationing; reading; 1940s

Chapter.  20992 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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