The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post

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The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post

was the fourth venture of the entrepreneurial bookseller Robert Dodsley (1703-64) into the potentially lucrative world of periodical publication, following on from

The Public Register

(1741),

The Museum

(1746-47) and the hugely successful

The World

(1753-56).

The London Chronicle

was a fusion of newspaper and magazine, containing political, foreign and domestic news, juxtaposed with items, such as poems and accounts of recently published books. It was eight, triple-columned, quarto pages long, appearing three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. It cost two pence and was jointly owned, launched and produced by Robert Dodsley, and his brother James, operating from their shop at Tully’s Head in Pall Mall, together with…

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Citation: Gordon, Ian. "The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 July 2008 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5534, accessed 21 May 2024.]

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