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Maier, Sarah E. "Tough Little Red-Headed Orphans: Anne (of green gables), little orphan annie, madeline, and pippi." A Vindication of the Redhead. The Typology of Red Hair Throughout the Literary and Visual Arts. Eds. Brenda Ayres and Sarah E. Maier. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 197–221. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-83515-6_9
BibTeX citation key: Maier2021
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Keywords: "Little Orphan Annie", Comic strip, Gray. Harold, Literature, USA
Creators: Ayres, Maier
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
Collection: A Vindication of the Redhead. The Typology of Red Hair Throughout the Literary and Visual Arts
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This chapter examines the red-headed orphans that abound in children’s literature across the Western world, from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (1908), Little Orphan Annie comics (1924), Madeline (1939) to Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking (1945). This chapter considers these girl-children who have been ostracized for their dual differences as gingers and as orphans. Life’s difficulties are brought into focus through perceptions on how such prejudices and stigmatization is reflected in the literature about these characters but also explores how their characters become even stronger in the face of such unfair adversity.
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