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The Wreck [John Steadiman's Account]

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Author Wilkie Collins
Genre Prose: Occasional (Christmas Story; article in Christmas or New Year Number, &c) i
Subjects Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Other Details
Printed : 25/12/1856
Journal : Household Words
Volume : Volume XIV
Magazine : 1856 Christmas
Office Book Notes
MemoTitle is 'John Steadiman's Account' in the Office Book; sentence-title in HW.
Views : 782

Bracketed title thus in the Office Book: see Lohrli, p. 161.

The paragraph beginning 'Before I go on to relate what happened' (p. 585) - almost certainly by Dickens - comes immediately after Collins' section of 'The Wreck' but has no connection with Collins' narrative and serves instead as a part of the framework, introducing the next major section of the story, 'The Beguilement in the Boats.' Dickens usually wrote the framework himself. See notes to The Seven Poor Travellers, The Wreck of the 'Golden Mary,' [1856 Christmas] and 'The Beguilement in the Boats.'

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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