Penny dreadfuls and boys' adventures: the Barry Ono Collection of Victorian popular literature in the British Library
British Library, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 121 pages
Penny Dreadfuls -- Sensational Stories Published In Weekly Parts -- Were An important feature of Victorian popular literature. Often anonymous, and inspired by the melodramas of the day, they formed a lively part of nineteenth-century sub-culture. One of the most comprehensive collections of these scarce and fragile items was built up and then bequeathed to The British Library by music-hall performer Barry Ono. This is the first full catalogue, complete with a wide-ranging introduction by Helen R. Smith, indexes, and photographs of the some of the rarest items.
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