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Mary Elizabeth Braddon Page by Jennifer Carnell

The picture above shows the first page of the first issue of the Halfpenny Journal, published in 1861. The magazine ran for several years and Mary Elizabeth Braddon wrote several anonymous penny dreadful serials including The White Phantom and The Black Band; or, The Mysteries of Midnight.

An advert in the Halfpenny Journal in 1862 for the forthcoming serialisation of The White Phantom.
New Tale
By the Author of 'The Black Band.'
In no. 47 of the 'Halfpenny Journal will commence
The White Phantom,
A thrilling story of the most exciting domestic and dramatic interesr.
Splendidly Illustrated.
N.B. The Editor will thank Subscribers to make known among their friends the commencement of the above Tale, upon which the Author of 'The Black Band has bestowed the greatest care. The Story is written exclusively for the Halfpenny Journal.
Every Week, one Halfpenny.

The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon by Jennifer Carnell (Biography)


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