‘Much of Sala, and but Little of Russia''A Journey Due North,' Household Words, and the Birth of a Special Correspondent

Waters, Catherine (2009) ‘Much of Sala, and but Little of Russia''A Journey Due North,' Household Words, and the Birth of a Special Correspondent. Victorian Periodicals Review, 42 (4). pp. 305-323. ISSN 0709-4698. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1353/vpr.0.0090) (Full text available)

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Abstract

When Dickens sent George Augustus Sala as a special correspondent to Russia just after the end of the Crimean War, he launched him in what was to become his best-known role as a journalist. Comprising twenty-two articles which appeared in weekly instalments from 4 October 1856 to 14 March 1857, Sala's essays are of interest not only for their representation of one of the significant geographical and cultural "others" of the mid-Victorian imagination, but for their distinctive style, which is vibrant and polyglot, eschewing political analysis and statistical information in favour of the flâneur's "gastronomy of the eye" – the vivid metropolitan travel writing so popular with mid-nineteenth-century readers.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Journalism on the move: the special correspondent and Victorian print culture
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Depositing User: Catherine Waters
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 10:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40672 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Waters, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7622-4188
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