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The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century

Picture and Press

  • Laurel Brake
  • Marysa Demoor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: The Lure of Illustration

    1. Laurel Brake, Marysa Demoor
      Pages 1-13
  3. 1800–1840s: Images in Diverse Textual Environments

  4. Mid-Century Graphics: Fiction, Fashion, Labour and Layout

  5. The 1890s: Changing Faces, Changing Technologies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 264-279

About this book


This volume tackles the subject of illustration, technically, metaphorically and historically in nineteenth-century periodicals, displaying the ubiquity of the visual in the press: the articles cover material illustration, graphics, and design and metaphorical use of images in the letterpress, offering specific examples and theoretical approaches.


Charles Dickens Design fiction Layout

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurel Brake
    • 1
  • Marysa Demoor
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LondonUK
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityBelgium
  3. 3.CambridgeUK

About the editors

LAUREL BRAKE is a Senior Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her research interests are in print culture, gender, computing in the humanities, and Walter Pater. Publications include Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (www. with Jim Mussell, Suzanne Paylor, and Mark Turner (2008) and Print in Transition (2001). With Marysa Demoor, she is currently editing the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
MARYSA DEMOOR is Professor of English Literature at Ghent University, Belgium. Her recent publications include Their Fair Share: Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 (2000) and Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930 (2004). With Laurel Brake she is currently working on the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.

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