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Cranch, Christopher Pearse 1813-1892

Overview
Works: 149 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 4,705 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Drama  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Illustrator
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Most widely held works about Christopher Pearse Cranch
 
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The bird and the bell, with other poems by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

28 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature : the development of criticism by Peter Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This practical guide provides an introduction to English-language children's literature from the eighteenth century to 2000. The book opens with a discussion of the often controversial theory and history of this influential and entertaining subject, and explores the ways in which it can be approached. Children's Literature offers a helpful and inspiring foundation for further study, and will be an essential resource for students from disciplines as varied as literature, history, education and cultural studies, and the general reader."--Jacket
Collected poems of Christopher Pearse Cranch by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home and abroad : the transcendental landscapes of Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892) by Nancy Stula( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariel and Caliban, with other poems by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

22 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

15 editions published between 1844 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kobboltozo: a sequel to the Last of the Huggermuggers by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

17 editions published between 1857 and 1889 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the huggermuggers : a giant story by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

30 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three children's novels by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his day, Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892) was a well-known figure in American arts and letters, with close ties to the New England Transcendentalists. Though Cranch made his mark in fields ranging from poetry and journalism to caricature and oil painting, his most enduring achievements are his novels for children. Collected here for the first time in one volume, these three works - The Last of the Huggermuggers, Kobboltozo: A Sequel to the Last of the Huggermuggers, and The Legend of Dr. Theophilus; or, The Enchanted Clothes - establish Cranch as a pioneer in American fantasy fiction. Until now, these texts have been largely inaccessible. Huggermuggers (1866) and Kobboltozo (1867) went through several printings during the last half of the nineteenth century but have not been reissued since 1901. The manuscript of Cranch's third and last novel, The Legend of Dr. Theophilus, disappeared around 1870 and did not resurface until the 1980s. It has never before been published. As the editors explain in their introduction, Cranch was the first American author to write novel-length works solely for children, and to fuse elements of fantasy and adventure. In an era when most juvenile books emphasized moral rectitude and acquiescence to adult authority, Cranch put a higher premium on humor and the imaginative aspects of storytelling. Huggermuggers and Kobboltozo relate the still-entertaining escapades of a shipwrecked American boy, Jacky Cable, and the gentle giants and evil dwarfs who inhabit the unknown island on which he is marooned. In Dr. Theophilus Cranch takes children to a faraway place where the sun cannot penetrate the fog and where a suit of enchanted clothes can cause mayhem and grief. True to the novel's closing lines - "For the young, a magic story. For the old, an allegory"--Cranch also satirizes the medical profession and his society's stunting reverence for the past. The editors note superficial parallels between Cranch's novels and Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, and the English "Jack Tales," but they believe that Cranch's stories actually belong more to the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, earlier masters at combining elements of fantasy and adventure. They also detect in Cranch's heroes a thoroughly American self-reliance and resourcefulness. Written during an important transition in the history of American children's literature, these three novels are of special interest to scholars of American Romanticism. Perhaps most important of all they have not lost their attraction for young readers. The presence in this volume of eleven of Cranch's original illustrations for Huggermuggers and Kobboltozo only enhances the stories' imaginative appeal
Satan: a libretto by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

17 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem delivered in the First Congregational Church in the town of Quincy, May 25, 1840 : the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

8 editions published between 1840 and 1975 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address delivered before the Harvard Musical Association : in the chapel of the University at Cambridge, August 28, 1845 by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

4 editions published between 1845 and 1975 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giant hunting, or, Little Jacket's adventures by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

6 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of Christopher Pearse Cranch by Christopher Pearse Cranch( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Pearse Cranch and his caricatures of New England transcendentalism by F. DeWolfe Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem delivered in the first congregational church by Christopher Pearse Cranch( )

7 editions published between 1840 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vesuvius by Christopher Pearse Cranch( )

8 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaeton by Christopher Pearse Cranch( )

7 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Christopher Pearse Cranch

Christopher Pearse Cranch American writer and artist

Christopher Pearse Cranch Amerikaans schrijver (1813-1892)

Cranch, Christopher P.

Cranch, Christopher P. 1813-1892

Cranch, Christopher Pearce

Pearse Cranch, Christopher 1813-1892

Languages
English (237)

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At home and abroad : the transcendental landscapes of Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892)Three children's novels