Magazines of the Regency Era

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Hadn’t heard of the Botanical magazine- though have heard of the prints by Curtis. The magazine of which I have copies are much smaller than newspapers– half the size of Time or Newsweek. Can’t tell if the ones one can now buy as copies are the correct size. All the colored prints were hand colored which must have added to that cost. A great blog with a good selection of illustrations.

Sarah Waldock

please please please where did you get the botanical magazine with blurb? I looked on the internet archive and project gutenburg and all they have are the illustrations from the early ones. My 1788 heroine is a keen gardener

Linda Stagnari

Sharon. Huge fan. One question — was the second book in the Prequel ever published??

Elaine Collier

Hi, thanks for this info. I really enjoyed reading this.
I’m lucky to own a la belle assemblee, a gentleman’s magazine & some newspapers. I just love reading accounts of the 1800’s.
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about these Regency magazines – it’s really interesting.
Elaine 🙂

J "Joy" Dawn King

This indicates to me how little people have changed in the desire to be well informed about the famous or infamous amongst us. What are the most widely read magazines in the US? People, US Weekly, tabloids, Sports Illustrated, etc… If I just read the descriptions, I would have thought you were describing the magazines available on new stands today.

Thanks for your research.

Wendy Roberts

Thank you for this. Living in this time of television and social media, we sometimes forget that information hasn’t always been at our fingertips. It is interesting to learn how people of that era received their news, gossip, fashion, etc.


Thanks for such an interesting post, Sharon. I’d often wondered how people outside London (especially the women) found out about the latest gossip and fashions. I can’t really recall Jane Austen making much mention of it, though i believe some Austenesque authors have done.

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