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Arthur Mee: A Biography
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Publisher Lutterworth Pr
Publication date July 31, 2016
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780718894351
ISBN-10 0718894359
Original list price $40.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A biography of the journalist and children's editor and writer, Arthur Mee (1875-1943). It draws on approximately 700 letters sent by Mee to his friend John Derry, as well as letters between Mee and Alfred Harmsworth. The book aims to enable readers to locate the brand of Arthur Mee as journalist and children's editor/author within the wider cultural, political and social context of England c. 1900-1943 and provide an antidote to the “overly romanticized nostalgia attached to Mee's name”. There is a focus on Mee’s patriotism, faith and belief in Empire, and discussion of his creation of the Children’s Encyclopaedia and Children’s Newspaper. Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface ONE. Beginnings Stapleford A Nonconformist Upbringing An Ordinary Schooling The Making of a Journalist London, Marriage and Family TWO. Caught in the Harmsworth Web Working for “the Chief” The Harmsworth Self-Educator “I Have to Think of My Career” “A Most Attractive Individual” Eynsford Hill THREE. Manufacturing a Brand The Idea of Childhood Context and Competition The Children’s Encyclopaedia Connecting With Childhood The Children’s Newspaper FOUR. God, Faith and Evolution The Meaning of Life Darwinism, Evolution and Faith viii Arthur Mee A Eugenic Society Temperance and the Evils of Drink FIVE. A Matchless England Literature and Heroes “The Most Beautiful Land on Earth” A Principled War SIX. An Accidental Empire An Empire of Good Intentions A Darwinian Empire Being English, White and Australian Being an Aboriginal Australian SEVEN. Society, Humanity and Order At War with Poverty and Ignorance “This Civil War” The Angel in the House Society at Home EIGHT. The Challenge of the Modern Old and New England The “Kinema" All That Jazz Mind Your Language Saving the Countryside NINE. “A Heartbreaking World” Shattered Dreams “My England Book” Hopeful Days Notes Bibliography Index

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