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Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850–1915


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Owen Clayton
    Pages 1-11
  3. Owen Clayton
    Pages 164-176
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 177-233

About this book


Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 examines how British and American writers used early photography and film as illustrations and metaphors. It concentrates on five figures in particular: Henry Mayhew, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, William Dean Howells, and Jack London.


America composing English literature film photography realism Robert Louis Stevenson

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LincolnUK

About the authors

Owen Clayton is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln. His interests include transatlantic visual culture of the long nineteenth-century, working–class studies and, increasingly, Anglo-Saxonism. He is a previous winner of the William Dean Howells Essay Prize, and the British Association of American Studies Ambassador's Award.

Bibliographic information


"Elegantly, fluently written and based on both careful rereading and excellent archival research, this book is full of admirable moments. Clayton is extremely knowledgeable about nineteenth-century photographic techniques and their implications for how we read the literature of transatlantic modernity." - Denis Flannery, University of Leeds, UK