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Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Catherine J. Golden


The Victorian illustrated book is a genre that came into being, flourished, and evolved during the long nineteenth century and finds new expression in present-day graphic novel adaptations of nineteenth-century novels. This history of the Victorian illustrated book focuses on fluidity in styles of illustration across the arc of a genre diverse enough to include serial instalments, British and American periodicals, adult and children’s literature, and—most recently—graphic novels. The caricature school of illustration, popular in the 1830s and 1840s, was not a transient first period in the his ... More

Keywords: serial, caricature, realism, schools of illustration, graphic novel, material culture, Cruikshank, Browne, Dickens, Victorian illustrated book

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062297
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine J. Golden, author
Skidmore College