Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Denis Diderot. French. 1762. Sketch. “Rameau’s Nephew.” Satiric character sketch of lazy, hare-brained, sensual, utterly candid social parasite.
Horace Walpole. British. 1764. Gothic Novel. The
Thomas Percy. British. 1765. Poetry Collection. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Collection of ballads, sonnets, historical songs, and romances. One of the earliest histories of literature, 15th through 18th centuries.
Thomas Godfrey. American. 1765. Play. The Prince of
Oliver Goldsmith. British. 1765. Tale. “Goody Two-Shoes.” Nursery tale written for publisher John Newbery. Poor girl delights in a new pair of shoes.