The Punch brotherhood : table talk and print culture in Mid-Victorian London / Patrick Leary.
- Additional Title(s):
Table talk and print culture in Mid-Victorian London
- London : The British Library Board, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- x, 197 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
- Reference LibraryAP101.P8 L43 2010 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. -192) and index.
- Subject Terms:
- English wit and humor -- Periodicals.Punch (London, England)
- Introduction. Mister Punch and the historians ; Oral culture, print culture ; Community and production
- The brotherhood of the Punch table. The evolution of the dinner meeting ; The early staff at table, 1843-1857 ; Henry Silver and his diary, 1858-1870
- Cartoons and conversations : the large cut. Many voices ; Imagining the reader ; Following the news ; Give and take
- Gossip and the literary life. Literary success and literary talk ; Swinburne : scandal and judgment ; The Bohemians
- Town talk : Dickens, Thackeray, and the policing of gossip. The great rivalry ; Dickens and gossip : amazing slanders ; The "personal statement" and its consequences ; The Garrick affair : printing comments upon my private conversation ; The committee ; The Garrick is in convulsions ; Wheels within wheels
- Shirley Brooks and the flight from Bohemia. A scrambling, uncertain life : the struggle for respectability ; The Tory journalist and the "grown up" Punch ; I mount a good many guns : the exercise of influence ; The important purpose of my life : the fragility of success
- Bradbury and Evans and the personal politics of print culture. Bradbury and Evans before Punch : master printers ; Punch before Bradbury and Evans : We must have Cash! ; Punch after Bradbury and Evans : the capitalization of sociability ; Talk, fellowship, and production ; Sales, profit, and friendship ; From printer-proprietors to publishers ; Conclusion
- Appendix. The Henry Silver "diary."