Thursday, December 12, 2019


Children's Books

George Orwell (1903-1950), "Bookshop Memories," The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters, I: An Age Like This 1920-1940 (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1968), pp. 242-246 (at 244):
Modern books for children are rather horrible things, especially when you see them in the mass. Personally I would sooner give a child a copy of Petronius Arbiter than Peter Pan, but even Barrie seems manly and wholesome compared with some of his later imitators.

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