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Author Leary, Patrick

Title The Punch brotherhood : table talk and print culture in Mid-Victorian London / Patrick Leary

Publ Info London : The British Library Board, 2010
 RWU Main Library  AP101.P8 L43 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  AP101.P8 L43 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 197 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-192) and index
Contents Mister Punch and the historians -- Oral culture, print culture -- Community and production -- The brotherhood of the Punch table. The evolution of the dinner meeting -- The early staff at table, 1843-1857 -- Henry Silver and his diary, 1858-1870 -- Cartoons and conversations : the large cut. Many voices -- Imagining the reader -- Following the news -- Give and take -- Gossip and the literary life. Literary success and literary talk -- Swinburne : scandal and judgment -- The Bohemians -- Town talk : Dickens, Thackeray, and the policing of gossip. The great rivalry -- Dickens and gossip : amazing slanders -- The "personal statement" and its consequences -- The Garrick affair : printing comments upon my private conversation -- The committee -- The Garrick is in convulsions -- Wheels within wheels -- Shirley Brooks and the flight from Bohemia. A scrambling, uncertain life : the struggle for respectability -- The Tory journalist and the "grown up" Punch -- I mount a good many guns : the exercise of influence -- The important purpose of my life : the fragility of success -- Bradbury and Evans and the personal politics of print culture. Bradbury and Evans before Punch : master printers -- Punch before Bradbury and Evans : We must have Cash! -- Punch after Bradbury and Evans : the capitalization of sociability -- Talk, fellowship, and production -- Sales, profit, and friendship -- From printer-proprietors to publishers -- Appendix. The Henry Silver "diary."
LC subject Punch (London, England)
English wit and humor -- Periodicals
Alt Title Table talk and print culture in Mid-Victorian London
ISBN 9780712309233