The Psycho-Analysis of Children, first published in 1932, is a classic in its subject, and revolutionised child analysis. Melanie Klein had already proved, by the special technique she devised, that she was a pioneer in that branch of analysis. She made possible the extension of psycho-analysis to the field of early childhood, and in this way not only made the treatment of young children possible but also threw new light on psychological development in childhood and on the roots of adult neuroses and psychoses.
Melanie Klein's works are collected in four volumes:
- Volume 1 – Love, Guilt and Reparation: And Other Works 1921–1945, London: Hogarth Press.
- Volume 2 – The Psychoanalysis of Children, London: Hogarth Press.
- Volume 3 – Envy and Gratitude, London: Hogarth Press.
- Volume 4 – Narrative of a Child Analysis, London: Hogarth Press.
Selected books on Melanie Klein: