Bel Demonio and Fabian's Tower


Ward & Lock closely followed Routledge as the most prolific publisher of yellowbacks, producing series such as the Run and Read Library, and early yellowback editions of Mrs. Braddon's novels, as well as popular non-fiction works. Henry James's The American appeared for the first time in England in 1877, as number 32 in their Favourite Authors series. The publication was unauthorized, and James complained that it was 'vilely printed', with 'whole paragraphs omitted'. 

The volumes shown here are typical examples of Ward & Lock's early small format and later large format yellowbacks.

Full title:
Bel Demonio: a love story and Fabian's Tower
1863; estimated 1880, London
Book / Yellow back / Illustration / Image
Paul Feval, Mary Rosa Stuart Kettle
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
12514.aa.19 & 12618.k.3.

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