a.1.Covered or bound in yellow paper.
Yellow-covered literature
cheap sensational novels and trashy magazines; - formerly so called from the usual color of their covers.
- Bartlett.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
A long silence was broken by a sudden exclamation from Holmes, who dashed at a cupboard, from which he emerged with a second yellow-covered volume in his hand.
"What's the very latest thing in literature?" Mary asked, good- humoredly pointing to the yellow-covered volume beneath Mr.
Yellow is associated with the "publication of cheap sensational literature, particularly in yellow-covered pamphlets" (Edelstein 2007: 76).
I forwarded it to my parents, who printed out a number of copies, which now come out of the box in the basement each year along with the collection of torn, aged, yellow-covered Silverman Hagaddahs.
I cringe a little whenever I add another yellow-covered "Dummies" book or an orange-covered "Idiot's guide" to my collection--but I do buy these books when I'm seeking a quick, comprehensive, inexpensive introduction to a new topic, and I'm generally satisfied with the information that is provided.