Cover of the Literary News 1.1 (12 August 1837).
y The Literary News periodical  
Issue Details: First known date: 1837-1838; Latest issue indexed: 1838 1837-1838
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Abstract

The Literary News published articles on general and literary subjects, sketches, poetry, short prose pieces, together with news and advertisements.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: James Tegg , 1837-1838 .
      Note/s:
      • 'Edited, printed and published by the proprietor, James Tegg, de Mestre's Buildings, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales.' (vol.1 no.1, 12 August 1837, p.10.)

Works about this Work

Sydney Bookshops in the 1830's Victor Crittenden , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 49 1999; (p. 3-14)
Institutions of Australian Literature David Carter , Gillian Whitlock , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies : A Survey 1989; (p. 109-135)
Farewell Address James Tegg , 1838 single work column
— Appears in: The Literary News , 3 February vol. 1 no. 26 1838; (p. 245)
'Prematurely, and somewhat suddenly', the Literary News announces its closure, citing circumstances which had conspired 'to prevent the carrying on of the work, with either profit to the Proprietor, or advantage to the Public'. With 'thanks to friends and smiles to foes - the Literary News most respectfully ... to its readers, biddeth - FAREWELL'.
The Literary News George Cavenagh , 1838 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser , 6 February vol. 36 no. 3076 1838; (p. 2)

The editor of the Sydney Gazette regrets the cessation of the Literary News, a magazine edited by James Tegg and published in Sydney, New South Wales from 1837 to 1838.

To Our Readers James Tegg , 1837 single work column
— Appears in: The Literary News , 12 August vol. 1 no. 1 1837; (p. 1-2)

The editor of the Literary News sets out the premise for establishing his journal. He is particularly concerned with 'the proper objects of reading, or rather, what are the principles on which which our choice of books should be governed'. While not de-crying the reading of novels, the editor argues that amusement should not 'at all times constitute the whole of our literary recreation'. The editor also makes it plain that the pages of the Literary News will be fit reading for women.

The editor writes that Arts and Sciences will 'receive our attention ... We shall not deluge our pages with poetry, nor admit any verses which do not contain something more useful and interesting than the sickly sentimentalism of love-lorn striplings, or Byronic misanthropes. Biography will form a feature in our work, but only for the purpose of recording examples worthy of imitation ... Upon the subject of "Temperance Societies" we shall have much to say.'

To Our Readers James Tegg , 1837 single work column
— Appears in: The Literary News , 12 August vol. 1 no. 1 1837; (p. 1-2)

The editor of the Literary News sets out the premise for establishing his journal. He is particularly concerned with 'the proper objects of reading, or rather, what are the principles on which which our choice of books should be governed'. While not de-crying the reading of novels, the editor argues that amusement should not 'at all times constitute the whole of our literary recreation'. The editor also makes it plain that the pages of the Literary News will be fit reading for women.

The editor writes that Arts and Sciences will 'receive our attention ... We shall not deluge our pages with poetry, nor admit any verses which do not contain something more useful and interesting than the sickly sentimentalism of love-lorn striplings, or Byronic misanthropes. Biography will form a feature in our work, but only for the purpose of recording examples worthy of imitation ... Upon the subject of "Temperance Societies" we shall have much to say.'

Our Paper James Tegg , 1837 single work column
— Appears in: The Literary News , 4 November vol. 1 no. 13 1837; (p. 121-122)
The editor of the Literary News reviews the journal's first quarter of publication.
Farewell Address James Tegg , 1838 single work column
— Appears in: The Literary News , 3 February vol. 1 no. 26 1838; (p. 245)
'Prematurely, and somewhat suddenly', the Literary News announces its closure, citing circumstances which had conspired 'to prevent the carrying on of the work, with either profit to the Proprietor, or advantage to the Public'. With 'thanks to friends and smiles to foes - the Literary News most respectfully ... to its readers, biddeth - FAREWELL'.
Institutions of Australian Literature David Carter , Gillian Whitlock , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies : A Survey 1989; (p. 109-135)
Sydney Bookshops in the 1830's Victor Crittenden , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 49 1999; (p. 3-14)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Subtitle:
A Review and Magazine of Fact and Fiction: The Arts, Sciences and Belles Lettres
Frequency:
Weekly.
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1 (12 August 1837) - vol. 1 no. 26 (February 1838)
Size:
8 quarto pages
Price:
5s per quarter ; 6d for single numbers
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