“Navigating NYC in Children’s Books: A Whistle-Stop Tour”
A lecture by Pádraic Whyte, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Free and Open to the Public
From Eloise by Kay Thompson. Illustration by Hilary Knight
Singular Sufferings of Two Friends, who had lost themselves in an American Forest, York, England, C.Croshaw, Coppergate, [c.1801]
A chapbook telling the tale of two travelers who become lost in upstate New York while searching for honey. This narrative, which ends thankfully with both men – and their plump canine companion – intact, is a pirated excerpt from St. John de Crevecoeur’s Voyage dans la haute Pensylvanie et dans l’état de New-York (1801), and is put to use to illustrate to British readers the dangers, rather than the appeal, of the beckoning North American frontier.
From the Beinecke Digital Library
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