Mass Media Meets Childrens Literature, 1899: E. Nesbits The Story of the Treasure Seekers Webpage uri icon


  • Looking both backward and forward, E. Nesbits The Story of the Treasure Seekers stands at the intersection of Victorianism and modernism. The novel crosses borders in another sense as well: in its handling of references to advertising, newspapers, and iconic historical events, it highlights the extent to which fact and fiction, reportage and mythmaking, alike depend upon artifice. The publication of Nesbits breakthrough work, which foregrounds the importance of mass culture to middle-class childrens imaginations, marks a historical change in perceptions of childrens relationship to consumerism.

author list (cited authors)

  • Nelson, C.

complete list of authors

  • Nelson, Claudia

publication date

  • 2014