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Welcome on this blog with Pulp and old Magazines.You can access the files through the sidebar.

 

You can find not only pulp but also other old magazines from all kind of subjects.

Also there will be British Storypapers.

And last but not least different books from different authors and subjects.

Everything is from before 1970.

 

PULP

Pulp magazines (often referred to as “the pulps”) were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on higher-quality paper were called “glossies” or “slicks”. The typical pulp magazine had 128 pages; it was 7 inches (18 cm) wide by 10 inches (25 cm) high, and 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) thick, with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The pulps gave rise to the term pulp fiction in reference to run-of-the-mill, low-quality literature. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short-fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were best known for their lurid, exploitative, and sensational subject matter. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of “hero pulps”; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.

STORY PAPERS

A story paper is a periodical publication similar to a literary magazine, but featuring illustrations and text stories, and aimed towards children and teenagers. Also known in Britain as ‘Boys’ Weeklies’, story papers were phenomenally popular before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Among the most well-known British story paper was Boy’s Own Paper, which ran from 1879 to 1967.

The first known edition of what would later become known as a “story paper” was The Young Gentleman’s Magazine, published in 1777. The first story paper to really take off was The Boys’ and Girls’ Penny Magazine, first published in September 1832.

In 1866, Charles Stephens began selling Boys of England on the English streets for a penny—the first “penny dreadful”. Story papers in this style minimized the expense of writing in order to produce an extremely cheap product. Strictly speaking, the “penny dreadful” died off by the turn of the century, but this term was still used to refer to story papers throughout their history. The Halfpenny Marvel, first published in 1893, was “founded to counteract the pernicious influences of the Penny Dreadfuls”, according to its title page. A book about these weeklies (also called “bloods” because of their savage contents) was created in 1948 by E. S. Turner, called Boys Will be Boys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did not scan myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

 

Alot of the covers and information on especially Movie Radio and Television Magazines are from David Gleason from American Radio History Com.

You can visit that site with the link below.

American Radio History

Most of the information came from Wikipedia.

Wikipedia

Information came also from philsp.com.

Philsp

 

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      1. Stupendous project you have undertaken with immense patience and dedication.I am your admirer. I have a few requests!
        Is it possible for you to secure
        1]books of Berkeley Gray’s Norman Conquest series?
        2] Reader’s Digest Condensed Edition books?
        Please let me know.
        With best wishes, V. Raghuraman, Chennai, India.

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      1. Thank you for your prompt response. BG books are for my younger[60 y] friend who breathes and dreams of the
        NQ serials of the author with several pseudonyms!
        Carry on respected Boutje! I wish you a very healthy and harmonious sojourn in this life.
        V.Raghuraman

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      2. I found 2 books from Berkeley Gray, “Blond for danger” and “Killer Conquest”. Are these 2 also that you want ? I can leave a link in a comment for them if you want them.

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      1. Fabulous! I will be drop boxing the 2 e books to my BG crazy friend.He will swoon in ecstasy. So very difficult to lay hands on books of this author. My eternal gratitude to you. If you can access more that would be wonderful. If I sound avaricious, do pl. excuse me.
        With lots of warmth V.Raghuraman

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, but i can download that pack without problems and open that issue, maybe something went wrong with the download.

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  1. Just when I think you can’t possibly do any more for us I come across this.
    I truly believe what you are doing is (and will be) historically significant. I can’t thank you enough.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, i had the same. Probably something went wrong with uploading, i made a new link with issues 1963-01 and 1963-06.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, i repaired the link. My Christmas was fine thanks, despite the hard labouring to get all things right in my new house.

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    1. Vanlalhlua Chhakchhuak
      Thank you for identifying site holding READER’S DIGEST CONDENSED books.
      But I am unable to read them.
      Download seems to be ruled out!
      How could I get them for as my personal collections especially those harking back to the 1st volume
      to at least the late 60s?
      Can our Boutje too guide?

      V.RAGHURAMAN, Chennai

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      1. You have to sign on and sign in, after that you can download the book that you want, or join the waitinglist if there is one.

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