The Invention of Childhood and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$10.57
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by worldofbooksusa
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Invention of Childhood Hardcover – September 14, 2006


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$18.33 $10.56

The Calendar of Loss by Dagmawi Woubshet
The Calendar of Loss by Dagmawi Woubshet
This innovative and moving study illuminates how AIDS mourners—particularly in 1980s Ethiopia—grappled with the death of lovers and friends. Learn more | See similar books
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (September 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563493909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563493907
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,622,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Becca on May 10, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I faithfully listened to "The Invention of Childhood" which was (and is currently being) broadcast on BBC Radio 4. This is such an interesting topic and the the narrator, Michael Morpurgo, really captivates the listener. I actually came to the Amazon website to see if there was a compilation in book or audio format where I could have it all in one shot.
So many people in our world today think that life as we know it now was always like this. This history of childhood tells us that many things we take for granted today (child support, orphanages, elimination of child labour, education for girls) are things that were nonexistent a century before.
If you are at all interested in history, you must listen to this series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fanofhistory on May 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed both the radio series and the book. The book was well-written, engaging and sufficiently intellectual without appearing too snobby or the author being too fascinated with the sound of his own 'voice'. This is history telling at its best. High recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It i is an excellent book. I enjoied it very much .What in British occured in five hundred years, in Cilombia it happened in Twentiet century. Every one can read this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again