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Boys at Home: Discipline, Masculinity, and "The Boy-Problem" in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
by Ken Parille
In this groundbreaking book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male novelists, Parille explores a ...more
Hardcover, 153 pages
Published November 30th 2009 by Univ Tennessee Press
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Interesting points about the links between education, discipline, views of masculinity, parenting advice, purchasing audience, etc. I found the discussion of the prevailing views of boys as savages interesting and especially was intrigued by the discussion of Laurie v. Jo in Little Women.