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The author, Richard D. Altick, claims that Punch: The Lively Youth of a British Institution . Altick's careful examination of content on domestic issues reveals that certain subjects have a long history of being butts of satire. Altick, claims that Punch: The Lively Youth of a British Institution 1841-1851 is the "the first attempt to contextualise any periodical, serious or light, in so great circumstantial detail" (p. xx). Its originality lies chiefly in this rich description of the socio-political context, and the manner in which the audience is identified. Numbering 776 pages and 31 chapters, it is a weighty volume (nearly 800g in fact).
Punch: The Lively History of a British Institution 1842–1851 (1997).
One of Altick's most enduringly popular books was written during his first years at Ohio State: The Scholar Adventurers (1950), a title he coined to describe the literary detectives whose work was resulting in new discoveries about James Boswell, Christopher Marlowe, and other major figures in English literature. When Altick began writing about Victorian Britain in the 1950s, the subject had received scant scholarly attention. Punch: The Lively History of a British Institution 1842–1851 (1997). A Little Bit of Luck: The Making of an Adventurous Scholar (2002).
Indeed, it is difficult to think of anyone else who could have accomplished the kind of extended contextualization that Richard Altick gives us in this stout but animated volume. Altick is at his best in showing the many ways in which Punch functioned as a distorting comic mirror of The Times, a paper whose writers were not above drawing from the satirical weekly in turn to enliven their own pages.
Punch: The Lively Youth of a British Institution, 1841–1851. Studies in Victorian Life and Literature. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. Pp. xxiv, 776. Joel H. Wiener. Published: 1 June 1999. by University of Chicago Press.
By Richard D. Altick. Which tells you all you need to know about Mr. Punch’s sense of late-1990s humor. Long gone are the days when the magazine was the alternative journal of record for the Victorian ruling class. To continue reading this article, please download the PDF. More From This Issue.
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Bibliographic Details. Title: Punch: The Lively Youth of a British.
At every point, Altick describes Punch's humorous treatment of events, public personalities, and current issues - frivolous or serious - against a background of historical evidence culled from the London Times and other contemporary documents. Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Ohio State University Press July 1, 1997, Columbus, OH. Publication Date: 1997.