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

Leary, Patrick

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

Published: British Library, 2010

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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. Very clean, bright and neat.

Condition
Near fine, bright copy in like dust wrapper

Binding
Hardback

£16

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