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Successful Book’” in his Victorian Novelists and Publishers (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1976): 117-132.
Sutherland discusses the publication process of Westward Ho! and Kingsley’s relationship with its publisher Macmillan's. “The result of the collaboration was one of the most remarkable bestsellers of the century” (122). Though the novel, according to Sutherland, benefited from the moderating influence of the publisher, many readers were disturbed by certain elements, above all its pathology and violence.
Uffelman, Larry K. “Kingsley’s Hereward the
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