Arthur Ransome the Stylist A Structural Analysis of Coot Club (1934)

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Bridget Falconer-Salkeld


This paper breaks new ground in the field of Ransome criticism and presents new findings.  It is the first to examine Arthur Ransome’s use of signals in his novels for children, here Coot Club (1934).  Structural analysis of the novel has revealed a carefully concealed three-tier structure, and shows Arthur Ransome to be a consummate stylist. 

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