The Age of the Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines, 1880-1950

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British Library, 2006 - Literary Collections - 308 pages
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"This is a complete guide to the popular fiction magazines of the golden age of storytelling, with comprehensive illustrated studies of 70 of the most important magazines, and detailed information on over 70 others. Included are such famous titles as The Strand, Nash's, Pall Mall and The Idler, out of which evolved some of the greatest fictional characters - including Sherlock Homes, Fu Manchu, Bulldog Drummond, Father Brown, Jeeves and Wooster, Miss Marple, Just William and Winnie the Pooh. An introduction places the magazines in the context of the evolution of popular literature, showing how these magazines developed not only the most widely read fiction of the day but also many of the literary icons that still shape our imagination"--Back cover.

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Introduction by David Pringle and Mike Ashley
The Boys Own Paper 4 October 1879

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The author has spent over forty years researching popular literature in all its forms. He has published over seventy books including the biography of Algernon Blackwood, Starlight Man, studies of the development of the science-fiction magazine, The Time Machinesand Transformations, and the award-winning Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction.

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