shilling shocker

noun

Definition of shilling shocker

1 : a novel of crime or violence especially popular in late Victorian England and costing originally one shilling — compare dime novel, penny dreadful
2 : a usually short novel that is characterized by sensational incidents and lurid writing

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“Shilling shocker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shilling%20shocker. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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