TITLE

PENNY DREADFULS: LATE NINETEENTH--CENTURY BOYS' LITERATURE AND CRIME

AUTHOR(S)
Dunae, Patrick A.
PUB. DATE
January 1979
SOURCE
Victorian Studies;Winter79, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Talks about the penny dreadfuls, the periodicals that were alleged to have encouraged anti-social attitudes and criminal behavior in the young during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Basis of the early Victorian dreadfuls; Examples of sensationalized accounts of historical criminals offered by the boys' periodicals; Considerations and circumstances which gave the penny dreadful controversy a particular intensity.
ACCESSION #
6885460

 

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