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Of Time and the City: The Doyles and London Print Culture

Cranfield, J (2021) Of Time and the City: The Doyles and London Print Culture. Victoriographies, 11 (3). pp. 242-262. ISSN 2044-2416

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This article examines Arthur Conan Doyle’s status as a ‘London’ writer. It places his own experiences of the city within the same historical frame as that of his father, his uncles, and his grandfather. The Doyles had spent decades working in London print culture before Conan Doyle had even been born, and it is helpful to understand his early struggles to make his name as part of this longer literary-historical narrative. The London Doyles were able to establish their names as artists, illustrators, or writers before the tectonic plates of printing technology and public taste shifted beneath them. The article also focuses on the Doyles’ status as a family of immigrant Irish Catholics who found that their faith, as well as their politics, made them perpetual outsiders

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Additional Information: 'This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Edinburgh University Press in Victoriographies. The Version of Record is available online at: http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/vic.2021.0432
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; John Doyle; London Print Culture; Catholicism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 10:35
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 10:45
DOI or ID number: 10.3366/vic.2021.0432
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15735
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