Women and Fathers

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:
Women and Fathers

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This chapter looks at the sudden increase of female writers during the war, as well as the portrayal of fathers in wartime fiction, and identifies Graham Greene as the finest historical witness to how British children read during the war. It studies the female heroes who faced male bullies and even the threat of rape, and also considers feminists and feminism during the war.

Keywords: female writers; fathers; wartime fiction; Graham Greene; historical witness; female heroes; feminists; feminism

Chapter.  20309 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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