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The Cheap Repository Tracts 1795–1798

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1795 and 1798 Hannah More oversaw the production of over a hundred Cheap Repository Tracts, cheap literature for the poor modelled on the existing chapbooks and broadside ballads that aimed ... More


Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Jan Fergus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Many scholars have written about 18th-century English novels, but no one really knows who read them. This study provides historical data on the provincial reading publics for various forms of fiction ... More


The Publishers and the People

Ian Green

in Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208600
eISBN:
9780191678097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208600.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter re-examines two types of publication which historians have recently suggested were designed for the people — the ‘godly ballad’ and the ‘penny godly’ chapbook — and calls into question ... More


Chapbooks

Lori Humphrey Newcomb

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores chapbook publishing in early modern England. It argues that early modern chapbooks were not a kitchen-table or grass-roots phenomenon but an intensively commercial enterprise ... More


Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Casie E. Hermansson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial ... More


Specialized Discographies: Part 1

Bruce D. Epperson

in More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the history of various genres of specialized discographies. These include single-artist discographies, also called bio-discographies; small, single-artist chapbooks from ... More


Found in Translation: Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” in English

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The first English translation of Charles Perrault’s French fairy tale, “Bluebeard,” was provided by Robert Samber in 1729. Samber’s edition, entitled Histories, or Tales of past Times...with morals, ... More


Cheap Thrills: Bluebeard in Chapbooks and Juveniles

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Charles Perrault’s French fairy tale, “Bluebeard,” initially rose to prominence through the eighteenth century in the form of reprints and pirated knockoffs of Mother Goose tales. Later, it was ... More


Short Fictional Forms and the Rise of the Tale

Anthony Jarrells

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses some of the short fictional forms that persisted in as well as alongside the novel. These short fictional forms include chapbook and bluebook abridgements, religious tracts, ... More


Temples, Travels, Territories

Aditya Malik

in Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment: Oral Narratives from the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325092
eISBN:
9780190231903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325092.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 outlines a history of Goludev, the God of Justice in Kumaon, as well as briefly of two other deities, Kalbisht and Gangnath, who are also concerned with justice and are therefore called ... More


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