B. Hemyng
Jack Harkaway's Schooldays
(Edwin J. Brett, ca. 1880)
11411.i.17     26x18 cm

 
Jack's schooldays
 
  Penny Dreadfuls
 
     
     
 

The later period of penny fiction is dominated by the boys' school and adventure stories of Bracebridge Hemyng, George Emmett and Edwin Harcourt Burrage. The former invented in Jack Harkaway a popular hero who survived for twenty-five years. His adventures all over the globe were serialised in the boys' periodicals published by Edwin J. Brett, and then issued and re-issued in parts and paperback sixpenny or shilling volumes, usually undated. The bibliography of these is extremely complicated.