Renton Nicholson
Cockney Adventures and Tales of London Life
(W.M. Clark, 1838)
C.140.aa.1      22x13 cm

ockney adventures
  Penny Dreadfuls

The success of the illustrated publication of Dickens's novels in shilling monthly parts was a powerful influence on the production of cheap fiction for the poor. This penny imitation of Pickwick Papers has high quality illustrations, here in an unusual format, by Charles Jameson Grant (fl. 1830-46), best known for his political satires. Other, cruder, Grant figures are also found in T. P. Prest's plagiarisms of Dickens.