In Search of...British Pulp.

Something of a departure from my sporadic post-facto postings, a discussion over at the 7TV FB page had me on a quest to answer the mystery of "Whatever Happened to British Pulp Fiction?"If the Golden Age of Pulp Era is defined as the 1920's to 1930's, and is deemed predominantly American, is British Pulp a chimera? If it isn't, then where are the British Pulps? The short answer is, in the 50's and 60's. The longer answer is a bit more complex.To begin with, the development of British "Pulp" fiction was hampered by Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. Harmsworth, "the greatest figure who ever strode down Fleet Street[1]" was owner of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror and challenger of the Penny Dreadfuls, the immediate precursor of British Pulps. From Wikipedia:"The popularity of penny dreadfuls was challenged in the 1890s by the rise of competing literature. Leading the challenge were popular periodicals published by Alfred Harmsworth. Priced at one half-penny, Harmsworth's stor

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