Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Studies in the Novel

ISSN

0039-3827

Volume

47

Issue

1

First Page

60

Last Page

79

Publication Date

Spring 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.

Rights

Copyright © 2015 Studies in the Novel. All rights reserved.

Publisher Statement

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.

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