PENNY 
DREADFULS
 
 
 
 

   "I have waited for this day."
     (from The "Boys First-Rate Pocket Library" No. 30)


 

What are "Penny Dreadfuls"?

"A Short Way to Newgate"
         A Critique of Dreadfuls by James Greenwood, 1874.

"Preface"
          A Defence of Dreadfuls from the first volume of The Terrific Register, 1825.

"The Byways of Literature: Reading for  the Million."
         Selections from a Blackwood's essay (1858) concerning penny magazines, popularity, and the poor. 
 

A SELECTION OF STORIES

The Body-Snatchers

Dreadful Account of Cannibalism

Extraordinary Female Duel

Horrid Parricide

The Life of Dick Turpin

Providential Escape of a French Traveller