W. B. Rands (573 words)

David Allan Rands (Independent Scholar - Europe)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error

Related Groups

W. B. Rands (1823-1882), the Victorian “Laureate of the Nursery”, was a prolific and versatile writer in several genres. He is mostly remembered now for his many children’s verses and his two-volume Chaucer’s England (1869), but his largest output was in the field of essays, some specifically for children. An intuitive teacher, his stories, essays and poems for children displayed a perceptive, empathic understanding of the child’s mind. He wrote frequently about current social and philosophical topics with acute analysis, and some of his literary criticism for The Contemporary Review is worth re-reading. For example, in his preface to the Complete Poems of George Eliot (1888; ed. “Matthew Browne”)…

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Rands, David Allan. "W. B. Rands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 April 2006
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3707, accessed 19 December 2018.]

Related Groups

  1. Children's Literature

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.