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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Automata, plot machinery and the imperial Gothic in Richard Marsh’s The Goddess

Neil Hultgren.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8010 words.

This chapter analyses Richard Marsh’s 1900 novel The Goddess in relation to the late-Victorian imperial Gothic mode of writing. It suggests that Marsh’s novel demystifies the occult and...

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Decadent aesthetics and Richard Marsh’s The Mystery of Philip Bennion’s Death

Daniel Orrells.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7419 words.

Richard Marsh’s fiction made a significant contribution to the arguments that circulated during the 1890s about aesthetics and the commodification of culture. The plots of sensational...

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Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

Edited by Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells and Minna Vuohelainen.

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 256 pages.

This collection of essays seeks to question the security of our assumptions about the fin de siècle by exploring the fiction of Richard Marsh, an important but neglected professional...

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Tall tales and true: Richard Marsh and late Victorian journalism

Nick Freeman.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7675 words.

Focusing largely on short stories of the 1890s and 1900s, this essay examines Richard Marsh's many similarities and connections with late-Victorian newspapers, particularly the tabloid...

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Mrs Musgrave’s stain of madness: Marsh and the female offender

Johan Höglund.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7479 words.

This chapter ties Richard Marsh’s Mrs Musgrave – And Her Husband (1895) to the anxiety surrounding the degeneration debate. Simultaneously crime novel, detective novel and Gothic fiction, M...

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‘The most dangerous thing in England’? Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee stories

Minna Vuohelainen.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8128 words.

This essay examines the adventures of Richard Marsh’s female detective and lip-reader Judith Lee (1911–16). The short-story series offers a powerful example of the cross-fertilisation of...

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‘The crowd would have it that I was a hero’: populism, New Humour and the male clerk in Marsh’s Sam Briggs adventures

Mackenzie Bartlett.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7587 words.

This chapter situates the adventures of Marsh’s male clerk Sam Briggs (1904–1915) within the context of the ‘New Humour’ of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods, in order to explore the...

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The Night Marsh

Penny Harter.

in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Environment. 0 words.

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‘Something was going from me – the capacity, as it were, to be myself’: ‘transformational objects’ and the Gothic fiction of Richard Marsh

Graeme Pedlingham.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7553 words.

This chapter explores the treatment of objects, things, in Marsh’s major Gothic works: The Beetle, The Goddess and The Joss. The increasing popularity in the late nineteenth century of...

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‘Something on which you may exercise your ingenuity’: diamonds and curious collectables in the fin-de-siècle fiction of Richard Marsh

Jessica Allsop.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 6552 words.

This chapter analyses a selection of Marsh’s diamond fictions in order to show how his curious stones are active in narratives expressing anxieties over masculine mastery of imperial...

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So Great a Vision: the Conservation Writings of George Perkins Marsh

Michael A. Bryson.

in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Environment. 0 words.

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The Way to the Salt Marsh: A John Hay Reader

Richard Hunt.

in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Environment. 0 words.

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Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa: From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh

Patrick Barron.

in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Environment. 0 words.

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Introduction

Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells and Minna Vuohelainen.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 9413 words.

The introduction to the volume sets Richard Marsh in his historical context and argues that our understanding of late-Victorian and Edwardian professional authorship remains incomplete...

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‘In that Egyptian den’: situating The Beetle within the fin-de-siècle fiction of Gothic Egypt

Ailise Bulfin.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7624 words.

This chapter analyses the relationship between Marsh’s bestselling novel of Egyptian malevolence, The Beetle: A Mystery (1897), and a subgenre of Gothic Egyptian fiction which developed...

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Speculative society, risk and the crime thriller: The Datchet Diamonds

Victoria Margree.

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7831 words.

Marsh’s The Datchet Diamonds (1898) weaves together crime and romance elements with a financial plot concerning stock market speculation. Drawing on New Economic Criticism, this chapter...

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‘A mirror with a memory’

Gregory Brophy.

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5494 words.

This chapter explores the literature of possession through its persistent evocation of the ‘impressionable mind’, a trope that submits photographic technology as a privileged figure for the...

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Husbands, John (1706–1732), critic

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 478 words.

Husbands, John (1706–1732), critic, was born at Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire, on 29 January 1706 and baptized there on 12 February 1706, the son of the Revd Thomas Husbands (1677–1728), vicar...

Introduction

Nicholas Allen, Nick Groom and Jos Smith.

in Coastal Works

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7981 words.

In 1967, Benoît Mandelbrot suggested a mathematical conundrum that involved answering the seemingly straightforward question, ‘How long is the coast of Britain?’1 The answer is surprisingly...

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Isham, Ralph Heyward

E. David Buchanan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1376 words.

Isham, Ralph Heyward (02 July 1890–13 June 1955), literary collector, was born in New York City, the son of Henry Heyward Isham, a banker and financier, and Juliet Calhoun Marsh. Isham...