Collectible Reynolds: Pennies to (Thousands of) Pounds

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

Writing on Reynolds

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

The Eyes Have It: Voyeurism and Violence in Reynolds’s Gothic

By Emily Violet Richardson I was delighted to have received an email at the beginning of this year asking if I would like to contribute a piece for the fabulous G.W.M. Reynolds Society blog. I am sure none of us need to be reminded of how profoundly undercelebrated Reynolds is, but nonetheless, I feel privileged … More The Eyes Have It: Voyeurism and Violence in Reynolds’s Gothic