THE HALFPENNY JOURNAL
A WEEKLY MAGAZINE FOR ALL WHO CAN READ
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
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.
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
Every Week, one Halfpenny.