Hubert Crackanthorpe, Wreckage: Seven Studies

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A scholarly edition of a neglected and provocative masterpiece of the fin-de-siecle avant-garde

  • Offers a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of Crackanthorpe's first volume of short stories
  • Contextualizes the volume in terms of Crackanthorpe's other work, in terms of contemporary writers and fin-de-siecle culture and society in Britain and Europe
  • Includes two non-fiction pieces by Crackanthorpe, which he published in Albemarle and The Yellow Book in 1892 and 1894
  • Contains an uncollected short story "The Haseltons," which Crackanthorpe published in The Yellow Book in 1894

Hubert Crackanthorpe was a skilful and technically innovative English realist/naturalist writer. This edition of his powerful first collection of short stories features a carefully contextualised introduction to the author and his work. Providing a detailed analysis of his short stories, David Malcolm situates the author within the fin-de-siecle culture and society in Britain and Europe. Appendices contain additional works that reflect Crackanthorpe's perspective on fiction and contemporary literary trends.

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Edinburgh University Press
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