The Parricide (1847)

For this post, I wanted to draw attention to G W M Reynolds’s first work– The Parricide, The Youth’s Career of Crime (1847)[1]. The text had originally been published under the title The Youthful Imposter in 1835 when Reynolds was only twenty year’s old. Though I was unable to find any reviews of 1835 The … More The Parricide (1847)

Christmas and the Poor in Reynolds’s Newspaper

by Sophie Raine For our Christmas blog last year, I wrote about Reynolds’s Christmas story The Pixy (1848). This year, I was interested in what issues Reynolds covered in his non-fiction during the festive period, particularly in Reynolds’s Newspaper. Readers may not be surprised to learn that during this period, Reynolds did not diverge from … More Christmas and the Poor in Reynolds’s Newspaper

Reynolds and Rue Neuve-Saint-Augustine, Paris

by Mary L Shannon I’ve been intrigued by Reynolds’s Paris office ever since I started researching his London office for my book Dickens, Reynolds and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street (2015). If Reynolds’s London office was located within a significant hub for metropolitan theatre, journalism, and publishing, I wondered, … More Reynolds and Rue Neuve-Saint-Augustine, Paris

Reynolds and Me

By Dr. Stephen Carver, Literary Historian As a child, I possessed a morbid passion for nineteenth century gothic literature. I had inherited this trait from my mother, a Catholic turned Spiritualist with a taste for true crime and horror film and fiction. My parents had me late in life and my grandparents were all born … More Reynolds and Me

‘Reynolds Re-evalutated’ Evaluated

Our narrative opens on the 23rd of July, 2019. A stifling heat pervaded the great metropolis, and the streets were swarming with life. Crowds of Londoners, like myriad animated streams, were pouring through the countless avenues and thoroughfares, diverging and then converging – and every constituent marched doggedly with one thing, one person, on their … More ‘Reynolds Re-evalutated’ Evaluated