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Workers' tales : socialist tairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain, edited by Michael Rosen

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Workers' tales : socialist tairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain
Title
Workers' tales
Title remainder
socialist tairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Rosen
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Editor
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A collection of political tales--first published in British workers' magazines--selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael RosenIn the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals, such as the Clarion, Labour Leader, and Social Democrat. Based on familiar genres--the fairy tale, fable, allegory, parable, and moral tale--and penned by a range of lesser-known and celebrated authors, including Schalom Asch, Charles Allen Clarke, Frederick James Gould, and William Morris, these stories were meant to entertain readers of all ages--and some challenged the conventional values promoted in children's literature for the middle class. In Workers' Tales, acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen brings together more than forty of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beautiful volume. Throughout, the tales in this collection exemplify themes and ideas related to work and the class system, sometimes in wish-fulfilling ways. In "Tom Hickathrift," a little, poor person gets the better of a gigantic, wealthy one. In "The Man Without a Heart," a man learns about the value of basic labor after testing out more privileged lives. And in "The Political Economist and the Flowers," two contrasting gardeners highlight the cold heart of Darwinian competition. Rosen's informative introduction describes how such tales advocated for contemporary progressive causes and countered the dominant celebration of Britain's imperial values. The book includes archival illustrations, biographical notes about the writers, and details about the periodicals where the tales first appeared. Provocative and enlightening, Workers' Tales presents voices of resistance that are more relevant than ever before
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rosen, Michael
Series statement
Oddly modern fairy tales
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  • Political fiction, English
  • Socialism
  • Socialists
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FICTION
  • Political fiction, English
  • Socialism
  • Socialists
  • Great Britain
Label
Workers' tales : socialist tairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain, edited by Michael Rosen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; TALES; An Old Fable Retold William Morris, 1884; Fables for the Times-I: The Monkeys and the Nuts 'Utile Dulci', 1884; Fables for the Times-II: The Political Economist and the Flowers Anon., 1884; Aristos and Demos D.F. Hannigan, 1887; A Dream of Queer Fishes (A Modern Prose Idyll) H.S.S., 1887; Chips H. Bellingham, 1888; Nobody's Business Elihu, 1892; The History of a Giant: Being a Study in Politics for Very Young Boys Keir Hardie, 1893; The Man without a Heart F.J. Gould, 1893
  • A Terrible Crime Dan Baxter, 1893Tom Hickathrift Edited by Joseph Jacobs, 1894; Jack Clearhead: A Fairy Tale for crusaders, and to be read by them to their fathers and mothers Keir Hardie M.P., 1894; The Four Friends: A Translation Anon., 1894; The Princesses J.H., 1895 (adapted); The New Shilling Dan Baxter, 1895; The Harebell's Sermon 'The Fairy', 1895; Little Red Riding Hood C. Allen Clarke, 1895; A Mystery Caroline E. Derecourt Martyn, 1896; Odin and his One Eye T. Robinson, 1896; The Elves and Fairies T. Robinson, 1896; A Monkey Story Dan Baxter, 1896
  • Elfhome (Charlie's Garden) T. Robinson, 1897A Fairy Tale for Tired Socialists C.S.J., 1898; The Golden Egg Joseph Grose, 1901; When Death Crossed the Threshold E. Whittaker, 1903; The Doll Shop Frank Starr, 1903; The Scarlet Shoes. (The Story of a Serio- comic Walking Tour and its Tragic End.) Harford Willson, 1906; He, She, and It M. Winchevsky, 1906; An Idyll of the Dover Road. A True Story McGinnis, 1907; His Sister. A Little Spangle of Real Life Glanville Maidstone, 1907; "Happy Valley." A Fairy Tale Anon., 1907; The Peasants and the Parasites. A Fable R.B. Suthers, 1908
  • The Eternal Feminine C.L. Everard, 1908The Myopians' Muddle Victor Grayson, 1909; A Martian's Visit to Earth. Being a Literal Translation into English of the Preface to an Account by a Martian of his Visit to England A.L. Grey, 1909; Nightmare Bridge Glanville Maidstone, 1910; The Fool and the Wise Man W. Anderson, 1910; The May-Day Festival in the Year 1982 'Optimus', 1911; Mary Davis; or the Fate of a Proletarian Family. A Lesson Given to the Glasgow S.L.P. Socialist Sunday School Tom Anderson, 1912; The Lost Vision. A Spring Fantasy Victor Grayson, 1912
  • The Aerial Armada. What Took Place in A.D 2012 Frank Starr, 1913Mr. Prowser-Wowser Edward Hartley, 1913; Behind the Wall Schalom Asch, 1913; Alice in Sunderland. A Baffling Mystery 'Casey', 1914; It Can't Be Done! A History of Impossibilities Edward Meyer, 1914; NOTES; REFERENCES; NOTES ON AUTHORS; NOTES ON JOURNALS
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1 online resource
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9780691185392
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rdamedia
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  • c
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(OCoLC)1054128594
Label
Workers' tales : socialist tairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain, edited by Michael Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; TALES; An Old Fable Retold William Morris, 1884; Fables for the Times-I: The Monkeys and the Nuts 'Utile Dulci', 1884; Fables for the Times-II: The Political Economist and the Flowers Anon., 1884; Aristos and Demos D.F. Hannigan, 1887; A Dream of Queer Fishes (A Modern Prose Idyll) H.S.S., 1887; Chips H. Bellingham, 1888; Nobody's Business Elihu, 1892; The History of a Giant: Being a Study in Politics for Very Young Boys Keir Hardie, 1893; The Man without a Heart F.J. Gould, 1893
  • A Terrible Crime Dan Baxter, 1893Tom Hickathrift Edited by Joseph Jacobs, 1894; Jack Clearhead: A Fairy Tale for crusaders, and to be read by them to their fathers and mothers Keir Hardie M.P., 1894; The Four Friends: A Translation Anon., 1894; The Princesses J.H., 1895 (adapted); The New Shilling Dan Baxter, 1895; The Harebell's Sermon 'The Fairy', 1895; Little Red Riding Hood C. Allen Clarke, 1895; A Mystery Caroline E. Derecourt Martyn, 1896; Odin and his One Eye T. Robinson, 1896; The Elves and Fairies T. Robinson, 1896; A Monkey Story Dan Baxter, 1896
  • Elfhome (Charlie's Garden) T. Robinson, 1897A Fairy Tale for Tired Socialists C.S.J., 1898; The Golden Egg Joseph Grose, 1901; When Death Crossed the Threshold E. Whittaker, 1903; The Doll Shop Frank Starr, 1903; The Scarlet Shoes. (The Story of a Serio- comic Walking Tour and its Tragic End.) Harford Willson, 1906; He, She, and It M. Winchevsky, 1906; An Idyll of the Dover Road. A True Story McGinnis, 1907; His Sister. A Little Spangle of Real Life Glanville Maidstone, 1907; "Happy Valley." A Fairy Tale Anon., 1907; The Peasants and the Parasites. A Fable R.B. Suthers, 1908
  • The Eternal Feminine C.L. Everard, 1908The Myopians' Muddle Victor Grayson, 1909; A Martian's Visit to Earth. Being a Literal Translation into English of the Preface to an Account by a Martian of his Visit to England A.L. Grey, 1909; Nightmare Bridge Glanville Maidstone, 1910; The Fool and the Wise Man W. Anderson, 1910; The May-Day Festival in the Year 1982 'Optimus', 1911; Mary Davis; or the Fate of a Proletarian Family. A Lesson Given to the Glasgow S.L.P. Socialist Sunday School Tom Anderson, 1912; The Lost Vision. A Spring Fantasy Victor Grayson, 1912
  • The Aerial Armada. What Took Place in A.D 2012 Frank Starr, 1913Mr. Prowser-Wowser Edward Hartley, 1913; Behind the Wall Schalom Asch, 1913; Alice in Sunderland. A Baffling Mystery 'Casey', 1914; It Can't Be Done! A History of Impossibilities Edward Meyer, 1914; NOTES; REFERENCES; NOTES ON AUTHORS; NOTES ON JOURNALS
Control code
on1054128594
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780691185392
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc64p4v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1054128594

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