Study society in Victorian-era Britain through the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing and the rise of modern magazine culture
19th Century UK Periodicals: Part I: New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humour, and Leisure/Sport covers British life in the Victorian age and the events, lifestyles, values, and ideas that shaped the world during this milestone period. This collection marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture. Among the key themes are:
- The political spectrum of women's writing, from Hearth and Home to the Women's Penny Paper, offering important evidence of women's changing status in the 1800s
- Satirical and comic titles, such as Fun, Punch, and Figaro in London, offer insight into what made people laugh during these times. The rapid increase of publications devoted to children's entertainment and education is illustrated with Boy's Own Paper and Good Words for the Young
- The explosion of interest and participation in popular sports and hobbies, from gardening and horse racing to cricket, cycling, and golf
- The Northern Star
- The Satirist
- British Women's Temperance Journal
- The Shield
- Country Gentlemen
- Routledge's Every Girls Annual
- Little Wide Awake
- Union Jack: Tales for British Boys
- Ladies Fashionable Repository
- Baily's Monthly Magazine of Sport
- The Fishing Gazette
“[U]nprecedented in its range and potential, and of interest to historians and students of nineteenth-century literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, the professions, in short, of all aspects of nineteenth-century life that the press encompassed.”
- Joanne Shattock, Editor in Chief
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