All The Year Round Additional Text

Title

All The Year Round Additional Text

Description

The text that occurs within All The Year Round after The Moonstone is a narrative by Charles Dickens titled Holiday Romance. How this influences readers interpretation of Collins work stems from two different ideas. First being the parallels that tie both stories together. Both fictions begin with a nearly identical account for the narratives that describe, as the opening for The Moonstone states, “that what I am now about to write is, strictly and literally, the truth” (Collins 1). Dickens four part tale uses a similar model of preluding the narrative and narrator as honest to the readers with such proclamation. How this influences The Moonstone in through the near identical opening of both literary works. This may cause readers of All The Year Round to consider how both stories interact with one another within the weekly publication.
The other force which Dickens influences Collins and his work springs from the writer-publisher dynamic that existed between the two men. Taken from a letter addressed to Collins mother, he states that, “he [Dickens] predicts that this will be the most successful book I have ever written” (Lanning 7). While this proclamation by Dickens towards the publication of The Moonstone does promote Collins work, it also elevates the personal gain the publisher of All The Year Round gains by supplying the Victorian audience with such a popular novel.

Source

Archives and Special Collections

Publisher

Calgary: University of Calgary

Date

Contributor

Peris, John.

Rights

http://library.ucalgary.ca/copyright/

Language

English

Type

Text

UUID

b5c36f0f-70bf-4b6b-af80-4c436bffacd1

Files

A.T.Y.R other stories.jpg

Citation

All The Year Round , “All The Year Round Additional Text ,” University of Calgary Class Projects, accessed September 15, 2019, https://omeka.ucalgary.ca/document/504.