Terry, R.C. VICTORIAN POPULAR FICTION, 1860-1880
Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, (1983). 0391029630 / 9780391029637 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 194 pages; appendix, notes, and an index. Black-and-white plates.
Terry traces the rise of popular Victorian fiction and its role in the culture. Three authors are chosen (Mrs. Oliphant, Rhoda Broughton and James Payn) to represent the three main schools, "Simple", "Fast", and "Sensational", of middlebrow reading.