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The promotion of moral values through Victorian children’s stories: Charles Dickens’s ‘Frauds on the Fairies’ (1853) and a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ nursery wallpaper design (1875-1900) by Eleri Ryley

This essay considers an article by Charles Dickens on the alteration of fairy tales alongside a nursery wallpaper design depicting scenes from the Robinson Crusoe story. In doing so, it explores the use of stories to promote particular values to children in the Victorian period, and the ways in which ‘classic’ children’s stories could be repeatedly adapted and reinterpreted.

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Monday, June 21, 2021
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