Call Number: PR973 .U558x 1985
Popular literature in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain : the Robert White collection of chapbooks from the University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne. Brighton, England : Harvester Press Microform Publications
Subject Category: History Great Britain, Literature, Music
Collection Dates: 01/01/1700 - 12/31/1899
Location: UNLV Microforms
Summary: This collection of ephemeral literature reflects the literature of the poorer classes in England. These chapbooks provided news, entertainment, and sensation for this group. Included are riddles and jests, tales for moral instruction, fortune tellings, adaptations of popular ballads such as Robin Hood, and songs - romantic, lighthearted and scurrilous. The works display strong nationalist spirit and loyal attachment to folk heros of the day. UNLV has Pt. 1. Robert White Collection of Chapbooks from the University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne (reels 1-16).
Finding Aids: Popular Literature in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain: The Robert White Collection of Chapbooks from the University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne: A Listing and Guide to the Harvester Microform Collection (MICRO PR973 .U558x 1985 Guide).