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Arthur Conan Doyle's "Great New Adventure Story": Journalism in The Lost World
Studies in the Novel
  • Amy Wong, University of California, Los Angeles
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2015
Department
Literature and Languages
Abstract

This essay discusses the critical engagements of Arthur Doyle’s The Lost World (1912) with the rise of journalistic professionalism at the turn of the century. With a focus on features from the novel’s serial publication in George Newnes’s illustrated periodical, the Strand Magazine, this essay argues that this popular work of fiction self-consciously positions itself against what had become a fairly mainstream ideological and generic split between literature and journalism. Through its masquerade as a first-person account mediated by a professional network of journalists and editors, The Lost World integrates conventions of literary romance and objective journalism to combat perspectives on the incompatibility of romance and modern reality.

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Originally published as Wong, Amy R. "Arthur Conan Doyle's" Great New Adventure Story": Journalism in The Lost World." Studies in the Novel 47.1 (2015): 60-79.
Citation Information
Amy Wong. "Arthur Conan Doyle's "Great New Adventure Story": Journalism in The Lost World" Studies in the Novel Vol. 47 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 60 - 79 ISSN: 0039-3827
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy-wong/18/