Manliness and the Boy's Story Paper in Britain
A Cultural History, 1855-1940
By (author) Kelly Boyd
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Manliness and the Boy's Story Paper in Britain by Kelly Boyd
Book DescriptionIn this pioneering work about the precursor to the comic book, Kelly Boyd traces the evolution of the boys' story paper and its impact on the imaginative world of working-class readers. From the penny dreadful and the Boy's Own Paper to the tales of Billy Bunter and Sexton Blake, this cultural form shaped ideas about gender, race, class and empire in response to social change. This study is an important analysis of a neglected part of popular culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333641729
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Contains over 800 entries, ranging from Lord Acton and Anna Comnena to Howard Zinn and Herodatus to Simon Schama. Over 300 contributors have composed critical assessments of historians from the beginning of historical writing to the present day, including individuals from related disciplines.
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Author Biography - Kelly Boyd
KELLY BOYD is a Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies at Middlesex University, London. She edited the Encyclopaedia of Historians and Historical Writing and has published articles on masculinity and boys' reading.
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