penny-dreadful

penny-dreadful
adjective see penny dreadful

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  • Penny Dreadful — (also called penny number) was a term applied to nineteenth century British fiction publications, usually lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing a penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a… …   Wikipedia

  • penny dreadful — ► NOUN historical or humorous ▪ a cheap, sensational comic or storybook …   English terms dictionary

  • penny dreadful — n. [Brit. Informal] a cheap book or magazine containing stories of crime, terror, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Penny dreadful — Page couverture d un penny dreadful : Black Bess; or, The knight of the road. Un récit romancé de la vie de Dick Turpin, un sujet de fiction populaire au Royaume Uni pendant le XIXe siècle. Un penny dreadful (aussi appelé penny horrible …   Wikipédia en Français

  • penny dreadful — pl. penny dreadfuls. Chiefly Brit. a cheap, sensational novel of adventure, crime, or violence; dime novel. [1870 75] * * * ▪ book plural  penny dreadfuls,  also called  bloods        an inexpensive novel of violent adventure or crime that was… …   Universalium

  • penny dreadful — noun Date: circa 1873 a novel of violent adventure or crime • penny dreadful adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Penny Dreadful (film) — Infobox film name = Penny Dreadful caption = Penny Dreadful After Horror Fest director = Richard Brandes producer = Richard Brandes Braxton Pope Anita Sgarro Andrew Weiner writer = Diane Doniol Valcroze Arthur Flam Richard Brandes starring =… …   Wikipedia

  • Penny Dreadful (disambiguation) — A Penny Dreadful is a 19th century British fiction publication that cost a penny.Penny Dreadful may also refer to:* Penny Dreadful (film), 2006 independent horror film * Penny Dreadful (novel), second novel by Will Christopher Baer * The Penny… …   Wikipedia

  • Penny Dreadful (novel) — infobox Book | name = Penny Dreadful title orig = translator = image caption = MacAdam/Cage Publishing Reissue Cover author = Will Christopher Baer illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel… …   Wikipedia

  • penny dreadful — noun A cheap pulp novel produced in 19th century Britain …   Wiktionary

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