Tag: Mark Twain

  • The Mark Twain Wink In Children’s Stories

    Mickey Mouse Wink

    The word ‘wink’ is sometimes used in relation to children’s literature. Below I take a look at how authors ‘wink’ at their audiences, and also compare the 20th century paternal wink to a more modern version, which includes the youngest readers rather than going over their heads. You may notice that each of the examples […]

  • A Brief History Of The Adventure Story In English

    Boy Reading Adventure Story, 1923, Norman Rockwell; 1894-1978

    I’m going on an adventure And who knows, what will be Or, what will become of me But one thing is for sureAn adventure it shall be Athey Thompson Edgar Rice Burroughs is probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world. By giving romance and adventure to a whole generation of boys, Burroughs…