The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) by Caroline E. Sumpter
English | Sep. 15, 2008 | ISBN: 0230518052 | 267 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Shortlisted for the 2011 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies
Victorian writers often claimed that the press was killing the fairy tale. In fact, it ensured the genre's popularity, bringing literary tales and folklore to the first mass readerships. Exploring penny weeklies, adult and children's monthlies, little magazines and the labour press, this innovative study is the first to combine media and fairy tale history.