George Augustus Sala

Standard Name: Sala, George Augustus


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Friends, Associates Mary Elizabeth Braddon
MEB shared a candid literary correspondence with Edward Bulwer-Lytton from early in her career until his death in 1873. To him she confided many of her anxieties about writing and her thoughts on other writers...
Intertextuality and Influence Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
This was among his most controversial novels; W. Fraser Rae later praised it in his attack on Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's sensation fiction, and George Sala cited it as a laudable antecedent in her defence.
Rae, W. Fraser. “Sensation Novelists: Miss Braddon”. North British Review, Vol.
, pp. 180-04.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Waters argues that MEB ought not to be condemned for clichés that she herself helped to establish. Rather we should examine them and the genre of the detective or sensation novel as an index of...
Publishing Helen Mathers
The story, a sketch of her brother-in-law Mr Hamborough and his wife (the author's sister), was inspired by a visit with them to Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. D. Bryce.
It was composed, rapidly put...
Publishing James Malcolm Rymer
It was reprinted as a book in 1850. JMR was probably an editor of The People's Periodical and Family Library as well as a contributor. Although this original version of A String of Pearls features...
Publishing Mary Elizabeth Braddon
From late 1861 MEB published in her future husband John Maxwell 's Temple Bar, edited by George Augustus Sala , a periodical which aimed to compete with the prestigious Cornhill Magazine.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.
Reception Mary Fortune
Lucy Sussex names Fanny Fern , George Augustus Sala , and Charles Dickens , as well as MF 's Australian contemporary Marcus Clarke , as influences on her non-fiction writing. Sussex calls her tone vital...
Textual Features Harriet Martineau
Critic Linda H. Peterson places the Autobiography as a response to the domestic memoir generally and to the domestication of the religious and intellectual in the memoirs of various women including Charlotte Tonna . Instead...
Textual Features James Malcolm Rymer
Penny-dreadful publishers were notorious for their zeal in marketing bloods. George Augustus Sala relates how the proprietor of the Penny Dreadful to me a mild letter of remonstrance, begging me to put a little...
Textual Features Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dead-Sea Fruit contains a portrait of a struggling young actress, and another drawn from an actual friend of MEB , journalist and critic George Augustus Sala as Daniel Mayfield.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.
Textual Production Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The monthly, intended to compete with the Cornhill and Temple Bar (which Maxwell had just sold) cost one shilling, and was aimed at the lower middle classes. MEB 's Birds of Prey, Bound to...


December 1860: Following on the heels of the successful...

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December 1860

Following on the heels of the successful Cornhill Magazine, publisher John Maxwell created Temple Bar: A London Magazine for Town and Country Readers.


Sala, George Augustus. The Life and Adventures of George Augustus Sala. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1895.