Sarah Trimmer

Henry Howard Sarah Trimmer (''née'' Kirby; 6 January 1741 – 15 December 1810) was a writer and critic of 18th-century British children's literature, as well as an educational reformer. Her periodical, ''The Guardian of Education'', helped to define the emerging genre by seriously reviewing children's literature for the first time; it also provided the first history of children's literature, establishing a canon of the early landmarks of the genre that scholars still use today. Trimmer's most popular children's book, ''Fabulous Histories'', inspired numerous children's animal stories and remained in print for over a century.

Trimmer was also an active philanthropist. She founded several Sunday schools and charity schools in her parish. To further these educational projects, she wrote textbooks and manuals for women interested in starting their own schools. Trimmer's efforts inspired other women, such as Hannah More, to establish Sunday school programs and to write for children and the poor.

Trimmer's works are dedicated to maintaining many aspects of the social and political status quo. As a high church Anglican, she was intent on promoting the established Church of England and on teaching young children and the poor the doctrines of Christianity. Her writings outlined the benefits of social hierarchy, arguing that each class should remain in its God-given position. Yet, while supporting many of the traditional political and social ideologies of her time, Trimmer questioned others, such as those surrounding gender and the family. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1781
printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; T. Longman, and G. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Johnson, St. Paul's-Church-Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1788
printed and sold by John Marshall and Co. at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard, in Bow Lane

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1792
printed by John Marshall, at No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow-Lane, and No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheapside

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1787
printed and sold by John Marshall, at No.4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane, and No.17, Queen-Street, Cheapside

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1789
printed and sold by John Marshall, at No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane; and No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheapside

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1794
printed for Joseph Johnson, No. 73 St. Paul's Church Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1795
printed and sold by John Marshall, No. 140, Fleet-Street, from Aldermary Church-Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1795
printed and sold by John Marshall No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Watling-Street

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1794
printed by William Porter, for W. Watson and Son, P. Wogan, P. Byrne, W. Porter, J. Moore and W. Jones

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1787
printed by M. Graisberry, for Messrs. White, H. Whitestone, Moore and Jones

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1782
printed for J. Dodsley; T. Longman and G. Robinson; and J. Johnson

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1791
printed by T. Bensley; for T. Longman, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Johnson, ST. Paul's Church Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1786
printed for T. Longman, and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Johnson, ST. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1800
imprimé par J. Harrison, pour C. Law

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1791
printed for T. Longman, and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, in Pater-noster-row; and J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1782
Printed for Messrs. Price, Whitestone, Sleater, Chamberlaine, Walker, Gilbert, Beatty, Burton, Parker, and Byrne

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1789
Printed and sold by John Marshall, No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, Watling-Street

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1798
printed for T. Longman, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; J. Johnson, and J. and F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1792
Printed for T. Longman, G. G. J. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row; and J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard

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by Trimmer, Sarah
Published 1791
printed for T. Longman, and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, in Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-Yard