THE ILLUSTRATED POLICE NEWS The Shocks, Scandals & Sensations of the Week 1864-1938

Author: Stratmann (Linda)
Year: 2019
Publisher: British Library
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: New
ISBN: 9780712352499
Price: 13.00
Hardback. 'The Illustrated Police News' cost just a penny, providing an affordable illustrated roundup of 'all the startling events of the week' from its first issue published on 20th February 1864. Promising to educate the people with fantastic features such as 'Burglaries of the Week' and its bountiful, often outlandish, illustrations, the paper was also a perhaps unexpected champion of social change. With crime historian Linda Stratmann as guide, the articles and special reports of the newspaper provide a fascinating view into the reading tastes and daily lives of its readership throughout the decades. Led by the newspaper's bombastic imagery sourced from the British Library's extensive archive, this new book revels in the infamy and social significance behind the exuberant headlines of this extraordinary periodical. This edition features revised and edited material from 'Cruel Deeds and Dreadful Calamities: The Illustrated Police News 1864-1938' published by the British Library in 2011. Profusely Illus. + Afterword and Bibliog. 261pp. 8vo. h/back. dw. not required. New. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.


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