This DLB volume covers children's literature from 1880 to 1914, an era deemed a Golden Age as evidenced by the many literary classics from this time period that are still in print today. Discussed here are the writers and illustrators who established the tradition of reading for pleasure at a time when social reform was just beginning to improve the welfare of children. The authors of this era helped to transform children's literature from tales extolling the virtue of a didactic English society to stories of exciting adventure, faraway places and historical romance.
24 ENTRIES INCLUDE: Beatrix Potter, E. Nesbit, G.A. Henty, Rudyard Kipling, Richard Jefferies, Robert Louis Stevenson.