The Barry Ono Collection of Victorian Popular Literature in the British Library
Author: Elizabeth James
Publisher: British Library Board
Category: Literary Criticism
Penny dreadfuls - sensational stories published in weekly parts - were an important feature of Victorian popular literature. They were often anonymous, and inspired by the melodramas of the day. This is the catalogue of a comprehensive collection bequeathed by music-hall performer Barry Ono.
Contains entries that provide information on notable writers, illustrators, publishers, librarians, educators, and developments in the field of children's literature throughout the world, from the medieval period to the twenty-first century; arranged alphabetically from Dubo to Lowr.