Literature for everyman

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Event Details

Date:
3 July 2017 at 3:30 pm – 3 July 2017 at 4:30 pm
Venue:
555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Campus:
Monash University Law Chambers
Open to:
Public
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Public lectures; General

Description

From the middle of the 17th century literature began appearing in more affordable forms, such as tracts, chapbooks, yellowbacks, and penny novels. The literary genres of these books were wide ranging and for both adults and children. There were fairy tales, heroic tales, political subjects, ghost stories, travel and adventure. Gradually these began to gravitate to the more sensational, like the penny dreadfuls. 

This talk is part of Melbourne Rare Book Week. Monash University Library is a proud partner.


Event Contact

Name
Stephen Herrin
E-Mail
stephen.herrin@monash.edu
Phone
(03) 9905 2689
Organisation
Monash University Library