little women, anne of green gables, what katy did etc why no UK equivalent

(26 Posts)
witchwithallthetrimmings Mon 21-Nov-11 09:47:47

These books all aimed at girls in their early teens were not feminist as such but they all presented the message that there should be more to life than simpering in a drawing room and looking pretty. I think this was quite radical for the time. Why did these books come from north america and not here do you think

Rerevisionist Fri 30-Dec-11 19:01:41

Come to think of it, US boys' fiction included Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer, somewhat in the same mode

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now