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penny dreadful

noun as in dime novel

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Bloody as it is, Penny Dreadful is also rather beautiful, owing to some spectacular set design and spot-on horror imagery.

Mother doesnt allow me to read any penny-dreadful story papers, magazines or books.

"Some lazy loafer reading a penny dreadful," I thought, glancing at him, then at the title of his book.

If this were done, literature of the "penny dreadful" description would to a great extent be excluded.

The wildest flight of fancy of an irresponsible novelist had never created such a character in penny-dreadful fiction.

Transcriber's Note: This book was originally published in "penny dreadful" form.


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