Spectrum of Fiction

9. Weekly or monthly ‘number’ or portion of a book

Weekly or monthly ‘numbers’ or ‘parts’ of a book helped make some modern fiction available to downmarket readers ‘complete and unabridged.’ The Mysterious Marriage, or, the Will of My Father by Catherine G. Ward was serialized from 1824-26 as part of a series of ‘Original Novels and Romances embellished with engravings.’ Each pamphlet sold for sixpence.