Beatrix Potter

Author: M. Daphne Kutzer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415943529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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The first full-length study of Beatrix Potter's entire oeuvre, examining her books by drawing parallels with her private life.

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life

Author: Marta McDowell

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 4198

A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. In Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, bestselling author Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her. Next, follow Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.

Beatrix Potter

Author: M. Daphne Kutzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135384002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 1386

Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work, and it covers the entire oeuvre, examining all facets of her work in relation to her private life. Daphne Kutzer reveals the depth of the symbolism in Potter’s work and relates this to the issues of the author's own development as an independent woman and writer, and her struggles with domesticity, Unitarianism, and the socio-political issues in late-19th and early-20th century England. Weaving the subtle themes inscribed in Potter's own stories with the concerns and temperament of the author who wrote them, Kutzer exemplifies literary criticism as it can illuminate the breadth of allusion in children's literature.

Who Was Beatrix Potter?

Author: Sarah Fabiny,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 044848305X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4524

A young reader's biography of Beatrix Potter, the author-illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Beatrix Potter

Author: Andrew Norman

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473831814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1718

An insightful biography of the pioneering conservationist, illustrator, prolific author, and creator of Peter Rabbit and other legendary tales. Beatrix Potter was born curious, with an imagination and a love of natural science and animals that would serve her well. When her self-published and self-illustrated first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was picked up by an enterprising publisher, Beatrix’s modest “bunny book” would become a phenomenon. After more than a century, Beatrix Potter endures as one of the most cherished children’s book authors in literary history. But what were the sources of inspiration that gave birth to her beloved anthropomorphic characters and enduring cautionary tales? Through extensive research, personal letters, and photographs, this concise and intimate biography reveals Beatrix’s privileged yet restrictive Victorian childhood; her volatile relationship with her mother; a tragic love affair with her editor; her sometimes debilitating depression and illnesses; her life and career beyond Peter Rabbit; and her liberation as a passionate, driven, trailblazing, and simply original creative spirit.

A Beatrix Potter Treasury

Author: Beatrix Potter

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN: 9780723259572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 189

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Beatrix Potter

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237526207

Category: Animals in art

Page: 24

View: 8884

A brief biography of the British writer best known for her stories about a naughty little rabbit named Peter.

Beatrix Potter

Author: Linda Lear

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141919620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 8151

Beatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman; a pioneering scientific researcher; a powerful landowner who conserved acres of Lakeland countryside; a daughter who defied her parents with her first tragically short engagement and who, finally was given a second chance of love and happiness.

Beatrix Potter

Author: Margaret Speaker Yuan

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438149093

Category: Authors

Page: 120

View: 1096

Beatrix Potter, creator of such well-known characters as Peter Rabbit, Miss Moppet, and Squirrel Nutkin, wrote tales that have stood the test of time and delighted generation upon generation of readers young and old.