Hall Caine and the melodrama on page, stage and screen

Hammond, Mary (2004) Hall Caine and the melodrama on page, stage and screen. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 31, (1), 39-57.


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The Victorian novelist Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853-1931) became a household name during a spectacular career that spanned more than forty years. He sold in total around ten million copies of his fifteen novels, extended their reach still further through several successful dramatisations, was mobbed by fans wherever he went, and was lauded or lampooned almost daily in the Press. This essay reviews and reassesses Caine's work and the intersections between his popular novels and plays, and adaptations of his works to film.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1748-3727 (print)
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Keywords: thomas henry hall caine, melodrama, adaptation, early film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 48444
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June 2004Published
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48444

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