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The Punch Brotherhood

Table Talk and Print Culture in Mid-Victorian London

Patrick Leary

Based on research among unpublished letters, diaries, minute books and business records, this study of Punch takes the reader inside the most successful and influential of comic magazines and brings to life the table-talk, jokes and gossip of its close-knit community of writers, artists and proprietors. Leary emphasizes the role of this talk in the understanding of 19th century print culture, shedding new light on the careers of Dickens, Thackeray and many other writers and journalists.

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  • Publisher: British Library
  • Year: 2010
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 197pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9780712309233
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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