William Clark Russell and the Victorian Nautical Novel
Gender, Genre and the Marketplace
William Clark Russell wrote more than forty nautical novels. Immensely popular in their time, his works were admired by contemporary writers, such as Conan Doyle, Stevenson and Meredith, while Swinburne, considered him 'the greatest master of the sea, living or dead'. Based on extensive archival research, Nash explores this remarkable career.
Table of Contents
1. Sailor and Writer 2. Writing as a Woman 3. Finding the Sea 4. Writing the Sea: Genre and Theme 5. Writing the Sea: Women and Gender 6. Marketing the Sea: Serials 7. Marketing the Sea: Books and Publishers William Clark Russell: A Bibliography
Andrew Nash is Associate Professor in English Literature and Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Literature and Languages at the University of Reading.