British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea

British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea

This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World

In this article the author analyses G. A. Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea (1883) not only as one of the few British novels directly using the ‘Crimean’ storyline, but as a novel for children that inherited the tradition of British Bildungsroman and appeared to be a new stage in development of this genre in British literature.

Key words: British literature, A.G.Henty, Bidungsroman, Crimean War.

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Edited by Jill Gaeta and Teresa Kent Todd

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