Literature for everyman
- 3 July 2017 at 3:30 pm – 3 July 2017 at 4:30 pm
- 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
- Monash University Law Chambers
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- Public lectures; General
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.
- Stephen Herrin
- (03) 9905 2689
- Monash University Library