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Victorian literature; Victorian poetry; film


Examines the reception, sources, composition and publication history, and narrative structure of Tennyson's bestselling narrative poem Enoch Arden (1864), discussing particularly the poem's relation to the sensation novel and the way it was interpreted by its first illustrators, in adaptation for the stage, and in early film versions by D.W. Griffiths and J. M. East.