By Emily Barton
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Gettmann, A Victorian Publisher: A Study of the Bentley Papers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960), 140. 1 2 3 Note on the Text xli available one-volume edition that has been reprinted, with varying degrees of accuracy, by most recent editors; they appear to have assumed that this edition simply followed the corrections which were advised by Jewsbury and incorporated in the ﬁrst edition of three volumes. However, the ﬁrst edition of the novel, reprinted here for the ﬁrst time (and available electronically on the LION website), made far fewer alterations to the serialized version and so oﬀers a better idea of the racy, slang-ridden narrative that Wood originally wrote.
Too much, my lord,’ cried Mr Carlyle, decisively. ‘And that’s not its value,’ returned the earl. ‘These forced sales never do fetch their value,’ answered the plainspeaking lawyer. ’ ‘There’s nothing settled on her,’ rejoined the earl, the contraction on his brow standing out more plainly. ‘That comes of your thoughtless, runaway marriages. I fell in love with General Conway’s daughter, and she ran away with me, like a fool: that is, we were both fools together for our pains. The general objected to me; and said I must sow my wild oats before he would give me Mary: so I took her to Gretna Green, and she became Countess of Mount Severn, without a settlement.
841); ‘Men and Women’, Blackwood’s Magazine, 157 (1895), 620–50 (p. 647). Introduction xxxiii Oliphant may also have had in mind another aspect of Wood’s style much remarked upon by her contemporaries: her compulsive interest in ‘commonplace details’. Probably intended to persuade readers to believe that the sensational events of the tale might lie titillatingly close to their own mundane lives, the sheer volume of material detail had precisely the reverse eﬀect on this critic: The incidents she takes pains to narrate are rational enough.
Brookland: A Novel by Emily Barton