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    DescriptionWhen William T Stead died on the Titanic in 1912, he was the most famous Englishman on board. He was one of the inventors of the modern tabloid newspaper. His advocacy of 'government by journalism' helped launch military campaigns. His expose of child prostitution in the 'Modern Babylon' of London raised the age of consent in 1885, yet his investigation got him thrown into jail. A campaigner for women's rights, he was unnerved by the rise of the New Woman. An advocate of World Peace, he promoted huge hikes in defence spending. A political radical and Christian, Stead was also a Spiritualist who took dictation from the dead. A mass of contradictions, he was a crucial figure in the history of the British press. This book of essays, marking the centenary of his death, seeks to recover the story of an extraordinary figure in late Victorian and Edwardian culture.


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    Title
    WT Stead: Newspaper Revolutionary
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roger Luckhurst, Edited by Laurel Brake, Edited by James Mussell, Volume editor King Ed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780712358668
    ISBN 10: 0712358668
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: KNTJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC classification: HF
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 338
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO003000
    DC23: 070.92
    Thema V1.0: KNT, DNBH
    Illustrations note
    25 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roger Luckhurst is Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. Laurel Brake is Professor Emerita at Birkbeck College, University of London. Ed King recently retired as Head of Newspapers at the British Library. James Mussell is Lecturer in English at Birmingham University. Contributors: Laurel Brake, Alexis Easley, Roy Greenslade, Ed King, Roger Luckhurst, James Mussell, Deborah Mutch, John Nerone, Tony Nicholson, John Durham Peters, Simon Potter, Justin Sausman, Elizabeth Tilley.