vampire-literature

LITERATURE MEME - GENRES : PENNY DREADFUL

A penny dreadful was a type of British fiction publication in the 19th century.These serials started in the 1830s, originally as a cheaper alternative to mainstream fictional part-works, such as those by Charles Dickens for young working class males. The stories themselves were reprints, or sometimes rewrites, of famous Gothic thrillers as well as new stories about famous criminals. These stories were poorly written and overdramatic,but they introduced important literary figures such as Sweeney Todd. They also introduced the figure of the vampire in the occidental culture.