A Novel Fact

A Novel Fact. Wood engraving. Punch, or the London Charivari (21 December 1867): 252. Click on image to enlarge it.

Old-fashioned Party (with old-fashioned prejudices: “Ah! very Clever, I dare say. But I see it’s written by a Lady, and I want a Book that my Daughters may read. Give me Something else!”

The cartoonist bases his joke upon women authors of sensation novels, such as Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Mrs. Henry Wood.

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Last modified 28 May 2020