The Punch Brotherhood: Table Talk and Print Culture in Mid-Victorian London

Leary, Patrick
Publication Date 2010
ISBN 9780712309233
Publisher British Library
Binding Hardback
Condition Near fine, bright copy in like dust wrapper
SKU 18127
Notes Very clean, bright and neat.


Hardback. 197pp. Centering on the table in the offices of Punch and the talk, jokes and gossip that occurred around it this volume highlights the role of talk in the understanding of 19th-century print culture, and sheds a new light on the careers of literary giants Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray and of the many lesser authors who laboured in their shadow demonstrating how oral culture permeated and shaped the realm of print, from the dining tables of exclusive men’s clubs to the alleyways of Fleet Street.
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