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Boys Will be Boys The Story of Sweeney Todd, Deadwood Dick, Sexton Blake, Billy Bunter, Dick Barton et al by E. S. Turner
  

Boys Will be Boys The Story of Sweeney Todd, Deadwood Dick, Sexton Blake, Billy Bunter, Dick Barton et al

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Boys Will be Boys The Story of Sweeney Todd, Deadwood Dick, Sexton Blake, Billy Bunter, Dick Barton et al by E. S. Turner

E.S. Turner's first book, published in 1948, is a wholly original, richly researched and uncommonly insightful study of a somewhat disreputable genre: the Boys' Weekly papers commonly known as 'penny dreadfuls'. A classic of its kind...[Turner] ploughed through back numbers of the old blood-and-thunder adventure magazines specialising in cliffhanger serials; the young hero would be left hanging over a cliff in a totally impossible situation, which would be easily resolved in the next issue: 'With one bound Jack was free'. Social history had never been as much fun or, with three extra printings in its first week - such was the demand - as profitable'. (Jonathan Sale, Guardian ). Some people felt that E.S. Turner may have invented a new kind of book - the popular social history, very British, very funny, but written with a glistening elegance . (Andrew O'Hagan, London Review of Books ).

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Publication date

16th February 2012

Author

E. S. Turner

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

ChildrenÍs & teenage literature studies

ISBN

9780571287871

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