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To: dr_lew
Publishing serials dates to the earliest days of American and British journalism and was especially prominent in the early- to mid-19th century. Perhaps the best-known serialized novel in the United States was Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," published in 1850.
24 posted on 08/11/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Well, that’s a source, but hardly authoritative, and in fact rather oblique. A search on [ Moby Dick publication ] finds a number of sources with statements to this effect: “The first publication of Moby Dick was in London in October of 1851.” Wikipedia gives a publication history, beginning with same, and with no mention of an initial serialized appearance. So, at the least, I have to reserve judgement, but in my own mind I would be amazed if such a thing were true.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 10:50:01 PM PDT by dr_lew
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