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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine

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Originating in Edinburgh, Blackwood’s was an incredibly popular literary magazine that ran from 1817–1980. It catered to a conservative, Tory audience. Although it specialized in gothic tales, Blackwood’s published a variety of genres.

Further Reading

“Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1824-1900.” The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900. ProQuest.

“Edinburgh Monthly Magazine.” The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900, Series 2. Ed. John S. North. North Waterloo Academic Press, 2003. Online edition.

Finkelstein, David. “Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (1817-1980).” Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Gen. Eds. Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor. Gent and London: Academia Press and The British Library, 2009. 60.

Killick, Tim. “Blackwood’s and the Boundaries of the Short Story,” in Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine: “An Unprecedented Phenomenon.” Ed. Robert Morrison. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 163-174.

Mason, Nicholas, Gen. Ed. Blackwood’s Magazine, 1817-25. Vols. 1-6. Pickering & Chatto, 2006.

Morrison, Robert, Ed. Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine: “An Unprecedented Phenomenon.” Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013



16 December 2016.

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25 January 2024.