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Word of the Day – Yellowback

By August 8, 2015Word of the Day

Yellowback (n)


A cheap, lurid novel.

Published in the late 1800s, these novels were identifiable by their bright yellow covers.

Example sentences

“Yellowback books were a staple of the early W.H. Smith’s Railway book stores”

“Many people of the Victorian era enjoyed the cheap thrill of a Yellowback novel in the privacy of their own homes.”

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