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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War$
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Owen Dudley Edwards

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616510

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.001.0001

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Women and Fathers

Women and Fathers

(p.182) (p.183) 4 Women and Fathers
British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Owen Dudley Edwards

Edinburgh University Press

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

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