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Corporate Ties: Arthur Mervyn ’s Serial Economics

Corporate Ties: Arthur Mervyn ’s Serial Economics kristina garvin Ohio State University Corporate Ties Arthur Mervyn's Serial Economics In July 1798, an editorial note to correspondents appeared in the pages of Philadelphia's Weekly Magazine of Original Essays, Fugitive Pieces, and Interesting Intelligence. Announcing that the serial publication of Arthur Mervyn had to be suspended, the editor took great pains to explain the delay: "The distance at which some of our Correspondents reside, or their indisposition, necessarily subjects us to the hazard of a pause in publication. This is the only excuse we have to offer for a temporary suspension of Arthur Mervyn" ("To Correspondents"). Weeks later, the Weekly Magazine and Arthur Mervyn suffered an even greater setback: yellow fever took the editor's life, thereby causing the magazine to be suspended indefinitely. The serialization of Arthur Mervyn was never again resumed in magazine form, though Charles Brockden Brown continued his vision of the novel as a serialized work by issuing the book in two separate volumes in 1799 and 1800. These events illuminate a crucial aspect of serial publication: it was a risky venture for writers and readers alike. In early national magazines, there were no guarantees that serially published stories or novels would ever see http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

Corporate Ties: Arthur Mervyn ’s Serial Economics

Early American Literature , Volume 50 (3) – Nov 18, 2015

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kristina garvin Ohio State University Corporate Ties Arthur Mervyn's Serial Economics In July 1798, an editorial note to correspondents appeared in the pages of Philadelphia's Weekly Magazine of Original Essays, Fugitive Pieces, and Interesting Intelligence. Announcing that the serial publication of Arthur Mervyn had to be suspended, the editor took great pains to explain the delay: "The distance at which some of our Correspondents reside, or their indisposition, necessarily subjects us to the hazard of a pause in publication. This is the only excuse we have to offer for a temporary suspension of Arthur Mervyn" ("To Correspondents"). Weeks later, the Weekly Magazine and Arthur Mervyn suffered an even greater setback: yellow fever took the editor's life, thereby causing the magazine to be suspended indefinitely. The serialization of Arthur Mervyn was never again resumed in magazine form, though Charles Brockden Brown continued his vision of the novel as a serialized work by issuing the book in two separate volumes in 1799 and 1800. These events illuminate a crucial aspect of serial publication: it was a risky venture for writers and readers alike. In early national magazines, there were no guarantees that serially published stories or novels would ever see

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 18, 2015

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