By: Hayley Braithwaite On Saturday 7th November 1846, the first seven pages of G. W. M. Reynolds’s Wagner, The Wehr-Wolf, could be purchased for one penny. Serialised in Reynolds’s Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, Science, and Art, the text appeared weekly for nine months alongside a variety of articles, essays, and advertisements edited (and often … More Collectible Reynolds: Pennies to (Thousands of) Pounds
By: Rob Breton Recently I published a book called The Penny Politics of Victorian Popular Fiction with Manchester University Press. It’s on the turn towards the politicization of fiction in the 1840s and begins by looking at Newgate Calendars and fiction (mostly Jack Sheppard), productions coming out of Edward Lloyd’s operations (such as Sweeney Todd), … More Writing on Reynolds
By: Mukaram Irshad Naqvi With the crowning of Queen Victoria as Empress of India in the year 1877, the British Empire set its foot firmly in India, taking over from the British East India Company. The interactions between the English and Indian cultures started to grow, especially in the field of literature. During the 1880s, … More Reynolds In Translation
Reynolds’ association with Chartism is well known, but Chris Anderson asks whether there was a hidden side to it. In the revolutionary year of 1848, Reynolds made a dramatic public debut as a spokesman at the initial disturbances in Trafalgar Square on March 6th, which led onto a couple of nights of rioting in the … More Lord Stanley’s diary and the riddle of Reynolds.
Unfortunately we Reynolds scholars are not as lucky as those who study some of the more famous nineteenth-century novelists like Dickens, Eliot, and Scott. We don’t have access to decent reprints of Reynolds’s works and we can’t log on ebay or ABEbooks to get hold of a cheap Victorian hardback of one of his novels … More An Early Christmas Gift of Reynolds’s Early Writings – from Stephen Basdeo
I have the honour of stepping into the very successful shoes that Sophie has worn as PGR Representative for the Society and would like to take the opportunity of thanking her for her help in handing over as well as to Mary, Samantha and everyone else who emailed to provide advice and to wish me … More Introductory Blog from Kevin Newman, PGR Rep
It’s all change on the Reynolds Society board: it’s with great sadness we say goodby to Sophie Raine, who ends her term of office as Postgraduate Rep for the Society. Sophie was our very first Rep and threw herself into the role with enthusiasm and energy. She has developed the blog and our social media … More Reynolds Society Postgraduate Rep
The realtors are touting its six bedrooms, expansive gardens, and prime location in “Herne Bay’s fast up and coming conservation area.” But you had us at “George W. M. Reynolds lived here.” And it’s called “Gothic House.” … More Reynolds’s House for Sale!
We are currently looking for a new postgraduate representative to join our team at the Reynolds Society! We are looking for someone with an avid enthusiasm for Reynolds, his life and his works. As a postgraduate representative, your role will include: To register interest in this role, or to ask any further questions, please contact … More Postgraduate Rep Position