Mary L. Shannon
University of Roehampton, UK
(Ashgate: April 2015)
Following a successful launch event at the Menzies Centre, King’s College London (http://blog.ashgate.com/2015/05/29/mary-shannons-book-on-dickens-social-network-launches-at-kings-college-london/), this book is now available to buy. Please do consider ordering it for your libraries!
Dickens, Reynolds and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street discusses, for the first time, the proximity of the offices of Charles Dickens, G.W.M. Reynolds, and Henry Mayhew, in mid 19th-century London. Wellington Street (home to nearly thirty newspapers and periodicals, as well as a theatre and the musical and theatrical press) was a highly significant location for metropolitan print culture because it was a hub of relationships, influences and connections between writers, booksellers, editors, publishers, theatre managers and audiences, and readers. The book uses archival research, literary criticism, and literary geography to explore Wellington Street at different times of the day and to reveal the…
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