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date: 23 July 2019

yellowbacks 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Cheap (usually costing 2s., or 2s. 6d.) editions of novels, so called from being bound in yellow boards. First produced in the 1850s, they were the ordinary ‘railway novels’ of the 1870s and 1880s.... ...

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