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William Clark Russell and Chambers's Journal: elopement and the Victorian nautical novel

Nash, A. P. (2010) William Clark Russell and Chambers's Journal: elopement and the Victorian nautical novel. Victorian Periodicals Review, 43 (1). pp. 42-56. ISSN 1712-526X

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1353/vpr.0.0106

Abstract/Summary

This essay examines aspects of the serialisation of the novels of William Clark Russell, the greatest late Victorian nautical novelist. Focusing on the treatment of his work by the Edinburgh firm of Messrs Chambers, the article provides an illuminating perspective on market censorship in this period. Drawing on the archives of Chatto & Windus and the literary agent A.P. Watt, it traces the network of relations between author, agent, magazine editor and book publisher, showing how the various components of the serial market operated in the late 1880s and early 1890s.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:16187
Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press

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