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La littérature pour enfants vers un monde meilleur : le rôle des romans de Hugh Lofting, The Story of Doctor Dolittle et The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle dans la reconstruction de la société anglaise après la première guerre mondiale

Abstract : This work attempts to offer a literary analysis of Hugh Lofting’s first two novels, The Story of Doctor Dolittle and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, written in 1920 and 1922, and both taken from his thirteen-folded book series. The aim will be to study the author’s response to an unprecedented world conflict in which Lofting himself took part and to try and understand the reasons that led him to writing novels addressed to a young readership in a post-war context. I will therefore attempt to show the extent to which children’s literature may be able to have some influence on young readers and, eventually, on the society in which they will grow into adults. Both the novels’ content and style will be analysed so as to reveal the unexpected connexions between the animal story, social criticism and child’s development. The study of Lofting’s novels which were reedited from 1988 will ultimately raise the issue of censorship in children’s literature and will call for the assessment of its legitimacy based on specific examples found in the texts.
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Marie Bertrand. La littérature pour enfants vers un monde meilleur : le rôle des romans de Hugh Lofting, The Story of Doctor Dolittle et The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle dans la reconstruction de la société anglaise après la première guerre mondiale. Littératures. 2018. ⟨dumas-03446969⟩

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