Children's Literature
Fall 1998
Knoepflmacher & Co.

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Louisa May Alcott Washington Irving
L. Frank Baum Randall Jarrell
Marie de Beaumont Rudyard Kipling
Frances Hodgson Burnett Charles Perrault
Lewis Carroll Anna M. Richards
Charles E. Carryl John Ruskin
George Cruikshank Maurice Sendak
Charles Dickens Mark Twain
The Brothers Grimm E. B. White
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Here is a basic Louisa May Alcott  biography.

Here are links to some of Louisa May Alcott's own  autobiographical writings.

Click here for a virtual visit to Orchard House, home of the Alcott family, the site where Alcott wrote Little Women, and which is now a museum and the source of the above photograph.

For a lot more information about and links to sites devoted to Alcott, go to The Louisa May Alcott Web.

Feel like finding out how Alcott's stars were aligned? Here's a horoscope for Louisa May Alcott, based on her birth data. And if you're interested in Alcott's literal place in the heavens, here's a photo of a crater on Venus that was named for her.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

Here's a detailed  chronology of Baum's life.

And here's a narrative biography of Baum.

Here's a site with an interesting anecdote about Baum's domestic life, along with some critical essays examining The Wizard of Oz (the book, not the movie).

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780)

Here's a brief biography of de Beaumont.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

Here's a brief  biography of Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

This is a brief  biography  of Lewis Carroll.

The  Lewis Carroll Home Page has links to all sorts of different Carroll sites.

Here is a page that attempts to explore the historical context of Carroll and his work.

This site has some interesting  Secrets of Lewiss Caroll Revealed!

Interested in Lewis Carroll's photography? You can see some of it on this  Lewis Carroll Photography  page. There's more on the Charles Dodgson - photographer page, part of  the Fixing Shadows project.

Charles E. Carryl (1841-1920)

Here's a brief biography of Carryl.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

Here's a brief  biography of Cruikshank.

Click here to see one of Cruikshank's  illustrations from "The Young Giant and the Tailor" from an 1826 edition of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's German Popular Stories.  This image comes from Princeton's own databank of  Cruikshank Artwork.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Here's a brief  biography, and a good  chronology of Dickens's life.

Here's a link to the Dickens House Museum, which has some interesting information about Dickens's early life as an author.

The Brothers Grimm
Jacob Ludwig Carl (1785-1863); Wilhelm Carl (1786-1859)

Here's a bit of  background information on the Brothers Grimm and their collection of fairy tales.  This comes from the  Fairy Tale Encyclopedia, an interesting but unfinished project.

Here's a more extensive biography of the Brothers Grimm.

Here's an index to plain-text versions of all of the Grimms' fairy tales (there are links directly to the texts that we're reading for this course in the individual text sections of the texts page of the ENG 335 website).

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Here is a brief  biography of Hawthorne (which comes from an introduction to The Scarlet Letter.You'll need to scroll down a bit to get to the text on this page, which is the biography ).  If you're interested in Hawthorne's relationship with his contemporaries, look at this site containing Melville's Letters to Hawthorne.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Here's a  biography of Washington Irving.

Randall Jarrell (1914-1965)

Here's a  biography of Jarrell.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Here is a link to information about Kipling and his context.  This site also includes a good chronology of his life and works and a brief biography.

Here's a brief discussion of  Kipling's Imperialism.

Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

Here is a brief  biography of Perrault.  Here's another, less idiosyncratic biography of Perrault.

Anna M. Richards (1835-1900)

Here is a brief  biography of Richards.

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Here's a fairly detailed chronological biography of Ruskin's life.

This brief essay explores Ruskin's views on Fantasy in Art and Literature.

Maurice Sendak (1928-)

Here's a brief  biography of Sendak.

Here's a series interviews with Sendak.

This Sendak website looks like it has some interesting links, but most of them don't seem to be working.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

The Mining Co.'s  Mark Twain Home Page has links to a number of  biographies of Twain.  Among them are a biographical sketch of Twain, written by his friend and pastor, Joseph H. Twichell, a brief biography that focuses on Twain's place in the West, and the traditional encyclopedia-type biography (from Microsoft's Encarta Concise edition).  The site also has links to biography and criticism of Twain, including tributes to and memories of Twain by famous Americans like Helen Keller and Andrew Carnegie.

Here's information about the Mark Twain House in New York in which Twain was living when he wrote The Prince and the Pauper.  It's now a museum.

And if you're really into "placing" the people you read--here's a site that will tell you all about  Mark Twain's Birthplace & Hometown.

This Mark Twain in His Times Homepage, a project created by Stephen Railton and his students at the University of Virginia,  explores how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated.

This image gallery site is the index to a large archive of photos of Twain, his family and friends, and the places he lived (if the two sites mentioned above didn't give you enough of that).

E. B. White (1899-1985)

Here's a brief  biography of White.

This is an E.B. White Home Page, which includes some quotes by and about E. B. White.

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