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Literature of the kitchen: cheap serial fiction of the 1840s and 1850s

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 9781405195584

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Abstract

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: [1] 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)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8287

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