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By Claudia Nelson

Especially obvious in Victorian-era writings is a rhetorical tendency to liken adults to youngsters and youngsters to adults. Claudia Nelson examines this literary phenomenon and explores the ways that writers mentioned the child-adult courting in this period.

Though faraway from ubiquitous, the phrases "child-woman," "child-man," and "old-fashioned baby" seem frequently adequate in Victorian writings to steered serious questions about the motivations and meanings of such generational border crossings. Nelson conscientiously considers using those phrases and connects invocations of age inversion to advancements in post-Darwinian clinical pondering and attitudes approximately gender roles, social type, sexuality, strength, and financial mobility.

She brilliantly analyzes canonical works of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, William Makepeace Thackeray, Bram Stoker, and Robert Louis Stevenson along lesser-known writings to illustrate the variety of literary age inversion and its profound effect on Victorian culture.

By contemplating the whole context of Victorian age inversion, Precocious teenagers and infantile Adults illuminates the complex development of tension and hope that creates such ambiguity within the writings of the time. students of Victorian literature and tradition, in addition to readers attracted to children’s literature, youth reviews, and gender reviews, will welcome this wonderful paintings from an incredible determine within the field.

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