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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A series of children’s books initiated in 1843 by Sir Henry *Cole under the pseudonym ‘Felix Summerly’. The series was announced in a prospectus which explained the purpose as ‘to cultivate the Affections, Fancy, Imagination, and Taste of Children’. The crucial word here was ‘Imagination’, for Cole proposed to reissue a number of ... ...

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