The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post

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Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

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 …

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Gordon, Ian. "The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 July 2008
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]

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  1. Periodicals