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Title Edward Lloyd and his world : popular fiction, politics and the press in Victorian Britain / edited by Sarah Louise Lill and Rohan McWilliam
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Nineteenth century series
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Contents Introduction : Edward Lloyd, eminent Victorian / Sarah Louise Lill and Rohan McWilliam -- In for a penny : the business of mass-market publishing 1832-1890 / Sarah Louise Lill -- Edward LLoyd and his authors / Helen R. Smith -- "I am Ada!" : Edward Lloyd and the creation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" / Louis James -- The importance of "phis" : the role of illustration in Lloyd's imitations of Dickens / Ian Haywood -- The man who would be Dickens : Thomas Peckett Prest, plagiarist / Adam Abraham -- Thomas Peckett Prest and the Denvils : mediating between Edward Lloyd and the stage / Marie Léger-St-John -- "Will you walk into the parlour?" : Lloyd's songbook and the domestication of the popular lyric / Brian Maidment -- "Nicely boiled and scraped" : medicine, radicalism and the "useful body" in a Lloyd penny blood / Anna Gasperini -- Romanticism bites : Quixotic historicism in Rymer and Reynolds / Sara Hackenberg -- A radical relationship : Douglas Jerrold and the 'workmen and wages' series in the Lloyd's weekly newspaper / Melissa Score -- Sweeney Todd and the chartist gothic : politics and print culture in early Victorian Britain / Rohan McWilliam -- Afterword : Edward Lloyd and nineteenth century innovations in printing technology / Matt McKenzie
Summary "The publisher Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) helped shape Victorian popular culture in ways that have left a legacy that lasts right up to today. He was a major pioneer of both popular fiction and journalism but has never received extended scholarly investigation until now. Lloyd shaped the modern popular press: Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper became the first paper to sell over a million copies. Along with publishing songs and broadsides, Lloyd dominated the fiction market in the early Victorian period issuing Gothic stories such as Varney the Vampire (1845-7) and other 'penny dreadfuls', which became bestsellers. Lloyd's publications introduced the enduring figure of Sweeney Todd whilst his authors penned plagiarisms of Dickens's novels, such as Oliver Twiss (1838-9). Many readers in the early Victorian period may have been as likely to have encountered the author of Pickwick in a Lloyd-published plagiarism as in the pages of the original author. This book makes us rethink the early reception of Dickens. In this interdisciplinary collection, leading scholars explore the world of Edward Lloyd and his stable of writers, such as Thomas Peckett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer. The Lloyd brand shaped popular taste in the age of Dickens and the Chartists. Edward Lloyd and his World fills a major gap in the histories of popular fiction and journalism, whilst developing links with Victorian politics, theatre and music"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sarah Louise Lill was awarded her PhD from Northumbria University in 2015 for a thesis entitled '"The Father of the Cheap Press": Edward Lloyd and the Mass-Market Periodical, 1830-1855'. She now divides her time between conducting research in the field of Victorian periodicals and working as the Marketing and Communications Officer for CAPA College, Wakefield. She has contributed an entry on Edward Lloyd to the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, edited by Kevin Morrison (McFarland, 2018). Rohan McWilliam is Professor of Modern British History at Anglia Ruskin University and a former president of the British Association for Victorian Studies. He is the author of The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation (2007) and has co-edited (with Kelly Boyd) The Victorian Studies Reader (2007) and (with Jonathan Davis) Labour and the Left in the 1980s (2017). He has written articles about Victorian melodrama, G.W.M. Reynolds, Elsa Lanchester and Jonathan Miller
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Subject Lloyd, E. (Edward), 1815-1890 -- Influence.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Publishers and publishing.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Lill, Sarah Louise, editor.
McWilliam, Rohan, editor.
LC no. 2019011033
ISBN 042926254X