Hubert Crackanthorpe: Selected Writings

Edited by William Greenslade and Emanuela Ettorre

Critical Texts 71

Jewelled Tortoise 7

Modern Humanities Research Association

  19 October 2020

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Hubert Crackanthorpe (1870–1896) made a critically significant contribution to the evolution of the modernist short story in Britain. His unexplained death in Paris at the age of 26 cut short a highly promising literary career.

Crackanthorpe’s collections of short stories – the strikingly realist Wreckage (1893), the psychologically complex Sentimental Studies (1895), and the posthumous Last Studies (1897) – together with the prose poems of Vignettes (1896), were much admired by Henry James and his contemporaries, Dowson, Johnson, and Symons, as the work of a leading, innovative writer of critical Decadence. Indeed, his stories combine an unrelenting realism with a conscious aestheticizing of their often troubling, bleak subject matter.

As co-editor of the short-lived periodical The Albermarle and campaigning literary journalist, Crackanthorpe was a key critical participant in central literary and artistic debates of the early 1890s: ‘facts’ versus ‘effects’ in literature; the efficacy of realism/ naturalism; questions of taste, ‘reticence’ and the handling of controversial subject matter.

This fully annotated, critical text comprises the most extensive collection to date of Crackanthorpe’s writing. As well as uncollected stories, the volume includes a short story never previously published in book form. This edition also contains a selection of Crackanthorpe’s critical writings and a bibliographical survey of his work.

William Greenslade is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Emanuela Ettorre is Associate Professor of English at the University ‘G. d’Annunzio’, Chieti-Pescara.

Contents:

vii-viii
Acknowledgements
William Greenslade, Emanuela Ettorre
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1-33
Introduction Life, Contexts, and Criticism
William Greenslade
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34-64
the Stories and the Prose Poems
Emanuela Ettorre
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65-69
Select Bibliography
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70-71
A Note On the Text and Editorial Decisions
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72-76
A Crackanthorpe Chronology
William Greenslade, Emanuela Ettorre
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79-100
Profiles
Hubert Crackanthorpe
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101-121
A Conflict of Egoisms
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122-124
The Struggle for Life
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125-129
Dissolving View
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130-145
A Dead Woman
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146-152
Embers
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154-182
A Commonplace Chapter — I
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182-202
A Commonplace Chapter — II
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203-232
Battledore and Shuttlecock
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233-255
In Cumberland
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256-261
Modern Melodrama
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262-264
Lisa-La-Folle
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265-270
Etienne Mattou
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272-294
Anthony Garstin’s Courtship
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295-306
Trevor Perkins A Platonic Episode
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307-352
The Turn of the Wheel
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354-363
He Wins Who Loses
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364-369
A Latter-Day Highwayman (An Adventure in Miniature)
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370-374
A Fellside Tragedy
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376-377
Ascension Day at Arles
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377-377
In the Basque Country May 23
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377-378
In the Landes May May 27
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378-378
On Chelsea Embankment June 26
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379-379
Our Lady of the Lane Sept. 17
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379-379
Paris in October October 4
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379-380
La Côte D’or from the Train October 6
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380-380
Lausanne October 7
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380-381
In the Campo Santo at Perugia November 1
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381-381
Sunrise
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381-381
In Richmond Park
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382-382
New Year’s Eve December 31
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382-382
In St. James’s Park January 15
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382-383
In the Strand January 27
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383-385
Rêverie April 15
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385-386
Enfantillage April 23
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388-394
Realism in France and in England: An Interview with M. Emile Zola (1892)
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395-395
Mr. Vizetelly and Literary Freedom (1894)
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396-406
Reticence in Literature: Some Roundabout Remarks (1894)
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408-416
Crackanthorpe’s Writings Selected for this Edition: A Bibliographical Survey
William Greenslade, Emanuela Ettorre
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Bibliography entry:

Greenslade, William, and Emanuela Ettorre (eds), Hubert Crackanthorpe: Selected Writings, Critical Texts, 71 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Hubert Crackanthorpe: Selected Writings, ed. by William Greenslade and Emanuela Ettorre, Critical Texts, 71 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Greenslade and Ettorre, p. 47.

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Greenslade, William, and Emanuela Ettorre (eds). 2020. Hubert Crackanthorpe: Selected Writings, Critical Texts, 71 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Greenslade and Ettorre 2020: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Greenslade and Ettorre 2020: 21.

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