Definition of yellowback in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈjɛlə(ʊ)bak


  • A cheap novel in a yellow board binding.
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    • There is some wear but generally this is a very good copy of a yellowback.
    • The volumes shown here are typical examples of Ward & Lock's early small format and later large format yellowbacks.
    • This is the first volume in what will be a multi-volume set devoted to a bibliography of over 25 publishers of Victorian yellowbacks and paperbacks.

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