The Development of British Children’s Literature in the 18th-Century

The development of English-language children’s literature took huge strides forward during the 18th-century, especially in Britain. This site is intended to serve as a compendium of influential texts, authors, and scholars that helped shape the development of children’s literature during this period. The provided summaries, biographies, and indeed the lists themselves, are far from exhaustive, but instead are designed to introduce and acclimate the reader to a large body of works spanning an entire century (give or take a few decades). Hopefully this site will provide a solid foundation for any further research which it inspires.