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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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OTIS, James (1848–1912)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 84 words.

for boys. His best known book was *Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1881), which was such a success that he gave up his job as a journalist and devoted himself to...

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Wyatt Earp (1848–1929)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 53 words.

Hero of *westerns. He was an armed guard for the Wells Fargo company at Tombstone, Arizona, where he became involved in the celebrated ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral’, from which he was the...

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HARRIS, Joel Chandler (1848–1908)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 269 words.

of the *Uncle Remus stories who was born in Georgia and worked as a printer’s devil before being employed as a journalist on several Southern newspapers. By ...

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Little Savage, The (1848–9)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 64 words.

A children’s novel by Captain *Marryat, completed after his death by his son Frank. It is the story of Frank Henniker, brought up on a remote island by a wicked old seaman, Edward Jackson,...

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MARRYAT, Captain Frederick (1792–1848)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 399 words.

Author of some of the best 19th-cent. *adventure stories. He was born in London, the son of a successful man of business and Member of Parliament. When he was thirteen, inspired by Nelson’s...

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Bevis

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 254 words.

the story of a boy (1882) A novel by Richard Jefferies (1848–87), a sequel to his ...

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Jefferies, Richard

Peggy Lin Duthie.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 165 words.

(1848–1887), English novelist. An ardent naturalist, John Richard Jefferies was raised on a farm in Wiltshire. As a

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Otis, James

Gillian Avery.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 252 words.

(1848–1912), American journalist and author of boys’ books. During the course of thirty years, Otis, whose real name

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Harris, Joel Chandler

Amanda Cockrell.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 565 words.

(1848–1908), American author and compiler of African American folk tales, which he incorporated in frame stories about Uncle

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Brontë, Charlotte

Susan R. Gannon.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 564 words.

(1816–1855), Brontë, Emily (1818–1848), and Brontë, Anne (1820–1849), British authors of novels and poetry.

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Marryat, Captain Frederick

Ann Lawson Lucas.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 553 words.

(1792–1848), a British Navy commander and fecund novelist. The son of a London magnate and member of Parliament,

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TENNIEL, Sir John (1820–1914)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 345 words.

who first made his name as illustrator of an 1848 edition of *Aesop. This led Mark *Lemon to invite him to join ...

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Jules Ricard

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1848–1903), French novelist and playwright.

His collection of short stories, Acheteuses de rêves (Buyers of Dreams, 1894), contains ‘Contes de la fée Morgane’ (‘Tales of the Fairy...

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Joseph Charles Mardrus

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1848–1949), Caucasian doctor and scholar born in Cairo,

responsible for an important French translation of Les Mille et Une Nuits (Thousand and One Nights, 1899–1904) based...

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Kurd Lasswitz

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1848–1910), German writer, philosopher, and scientist.

Although Lasswitz is considered one of the pioneers of science fiction in Germany, he also wrote experimental fairy tales....

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Little Match Girl, The

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 100 words.

A story by Hans Christian *Andersen, published in 1848. A poverty-stricken little girl, walking barefoot through the snow, tries to warm herself for a few minutes by striking the matches...

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