Table of Figures Introduction 1. First Steps 2. 'Becoming as Little Children' 3. Experimenting with Children 4. Child Sublimation 5. The Political Child 6. The Gothic Child on Film Conclusions Bibliography
Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work.