The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale

  • Caroline Sumpter

About this book


This book offers a new history of the fairy tale, revealing the creative role of periodical publication in shaping this popular genre. Sumpter explores the fairy tale's reinvention for (and by) diverse readerships in unexpected contexts, including debates over evolution, colonialism, socialism, gender and sexuality and decadence.


art bibliography evolution fiction gender genre history history of literature knowledge politics press realism socialism superstition Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Caroline Sumpter
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityBelfastUK

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