Price Point

6. Price: 2d.

Lucinda, or the Angry Father, for example, is not only in blue covers, but includes a coloured frontispiece, possibly justifying the higher price of twopence. It is also subtitled ‘A Domestic Tale’, which is not unimportant, for it may have signalled to readers that this was literature, however downmarket, in line with modern novels such as those by Jane Austen, or the many other women writers who wrote domestic tales for the circulating libraries.