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Penny Dreadfuls; the Victorian era adventures for the masses

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If you enjoy this website, and would like to see it remain open, please purchase Kate Tattersall Adventures in China. Story papers, also known as penny dreadfuls, penny horribles, penny awfuls, penny numbers, and penny bloods, were started in the 1830s becoming immensely popular and, of course, sold for one …