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Author Griswold, Jerome.
Title Audacious kids : coming of age in America's classic children's books / Jerry Griswold.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.

Subject Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
Description xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-273) and index.
Contents There's no place but home : The wizard of Oz -- The long parricidal dream : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Spinster aunt, sugar daddy, and child-woman : Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm -- Motherland, fatherland, or oedipal politics : Little Lord Fauntleroy -- Ur of the Ur-stories : Tarzan of the apes -- Impostors, succession, and faux histories : The prince and the pauper -- Remorse and regrets : The adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Bosom enemies : Little women -- Bread and circuses : Toby Tyler -- Sunny land, angry waters : Hans Brinker -- Positive thinking : The secret garden -- Radical innocence : Pollyanna.
ISBN 0195058887 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 24284717
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Fundamental Similarities Among Twelve American Children's Books3
1Oedipal Patterns 
 1There's No Place but Home: The Wizard of Oz29
 2The Long Parricidal Dream: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn42
 3Spinster Aunt, Sugar Daddy, and Child-Woman: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm73
2Manuals of Republicanism 
 4Motherland, Fatherland, or Oedipal Politics: Little Lord Fauntleroy93
 5Ur of the Ur-Stories: Tarzan of the Apes104
 6Impostors, Succession, and Faux Histories: The Prince and the Pauper121
3The Theater of Feelings 
 7Remorse and Regrets: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer143
 8Bosom Enemies: Little Women156
 9Bread and Circuses: Toby Tyler167
4The Gospel of Optimism 
 10Sunny Land, Angry Waters: Hans Brinker187
 11Positive Thinking: The Secret Garden200
 12Radical Innocence: Pollyanna215