‘The Other Seven Little Australians’ : The Man Who Loved Children Reads Ethel Turner
Martin suggests that The Man Who Loved Children ‘can be read as a rewriting of … Ethel Turner’s Seven little Australians’ and argues that while the novel can be seen as ‘a response to the plotting laid out in nineteenth-century humanist realist fiction for girls’, considering ‘the novel in relation to specifically Australian examples, and to Seven Little Australians in particular, suggests a reaction against, and a ‘refunctioning’ of, the culturally-specific narratives with which Stead grew up’ (p.35).
Published 1 October 2010 in Volume 25 No. 3.
Cite as: Martin, Susan K.. ‘‘The Other Seven Little Australians’ : The Man Who Loved Children Reads Ethel Turner.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, no. 3, 2010. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.38608b2d0d.