My name is Richard Thorsby. I am an English PhD candidate and graduate teaching assistant at Wayne State University in Detroit. Although my primary research interests are 19th-century British travel writing and early speculative fiction, 18th-century children's literature is near and dear to my heart. This site was created as the final project for a graduate seminar and I've decided to maintain it as an ongoing work in progress. Therefore I do try to update it when my schedule permits, but unfortunately that happens less frequently than I would prefer. Please feel free to contact me with questions or helpful comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.