Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors

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Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors
Michael Anglo
Jupiter / 1977 / out of print / first edition / hardcover / 7.3 x 11.7 / 124 pp / color, b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780904041590 / weight: 1.7 lb
Condition: very good, small nick in top right  and very small tear at bottom left of front cover, interior clean and unmarked

Description:
A lively illustrated history of penny dreadfuls, the not so guilty pleasure of working class youth in the mid 19th Century. Issued in weekly installments for only a cent, these “story papers” with lavish, sometimes color, woodcut illustrations dramatizing lurid and tawdry tales with titles such as Varney the Vampyre, Sawney Beane the Man-Eater, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber, and Spring-Heeled Jack. A must for students of pop culture and lovers of the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

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