Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920 by Susanna Ashton

By Susanna Ashton

Collaborators in Literary the USA, 1870-1920 argues that the collaborative novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been singularly instrumental to the evolving nature of authorship and its courting to the trendy literary market. greater than only a gimmick, those novels (there have been numerous hundred released on the flip of the century), have been a major try and paintings during the anxieties authors confronted in an ever extra aggressive and businesslike industry. Deeply contextualized inside publication historical past and exertions practices, the problems surrounding collaborative construction of such idiosyncratic writers as Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells, reveal that during union there has been power.

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Suggesting a perpetually shifting series of references and values that literally and figuratively undermine the world of the novel, his commentary also raises the idea of speculation as reflective thought. Arising from a novel composed in friendship with the fervent belief that difference develops reflection, these themes of speculation and cooperation take on different values in a collaborative age. Few scholars or readers have dealt with The Gilded Age as much more than a novelty novel that had some uneven commentary about manifest destiny or political scandal.

It is declared that, wishing to test the credulity of the public, these two notorious wits had the book prepared by several obscure newspaper local reporters” (“Review” Chicago Tribune 5 April 1874).

Back in 1868, when visiting his publisher Elisha Bliss, Twain first conceived the idea of buying out the Hartford Courant and moving to Connecticut. When he actually tried to do so, Joseph Hawley and his young editor Charles Dudley Warner categorically refused to sell and thus thwarted his plan. Irritated, Twain settled in Buffalo to run the Buffalo Express, purchased for him by his wealthy father-in-law. Hartford itself, however, retained its appeal. In 1871, after a series of tragedies visited the young couple (Olivia’s father died and a young friend of hers also passed away in their house), they moved to Hartford in part to force a change in their lives.

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