Literature of the kitchen: cheap serial fiction of the 1840s and 1850s
King, Andrew (2011) Literature of the kitchen: cheap serial fiction of the 1840s and 1850s. In: GIlbert, Pamela, (ed.) A companion to sensation fiction. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture . John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, pp. 38-53. ISBN 9781405195584Full text not available from this repository.
The piece traces the origins of 1860s sensation fiction to the cheap serial fiction of the 1840s and 1850s. While the general publishing context for this cheap fiction is given, specific precursor texts discussed include "The String of Pearls" (Sweeney Todd), "Ada the Betrayed" and "Minigrey". What is new in this discussion is the insistence of the roots on sensation fiction in demotic versions of the elite eighteenth-century culture of sensibility.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:|| This item appears as chapter 3 in the book|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sensation fiction, popular fiction, J.F. Smith, 1840s, Malcolm Rymer, Sweeney Todd, celebrity, gender, cross-dressing, performance, murder, theatre, publishing history, Ada the Betrayed, Edward Lloyd, London Journal|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
|Last Modified:||02 Jan 2014 16:33|
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