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Playing with Knowledge

Hieroglyphic amusement. London: John Wallis, 1791.


Text, Toys & Teaching Children in Georgian England
30 October 1997


Brian Alderson (Lecturer and Reviewer): “New Playthings and Gigantick Histories: The Nonage of English Children’s Books.”

William McCarthy (Iowa State University): “Mother of All discourses: Anna Barbauld’s Lessons for Children.”

Mitzi Myers (University of California, Los Angeles): “'Warranted Entertaining:' Tasks, Toys & Books in Maria Edgeworth’s Practical Education.”

Jill Shefrin (Independent Researcher & Exhibitions Curator): “'Make It A Pleasure, Not A Task:' Educational Games for Children in Georgian England.”

Each of these papers was published in a special issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle , vol. LX, no. 2 (Winter 1999).