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Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:00:45 -0800
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	Michael Hancher <[log in to unmask]> appears to be the author of an
article he's just published:                          (pjm)

Just in time for Christmas:

   Michael Hancher "Grafting /A Christmas Carol/"
   /SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900/ - Volume 48, Number 4,
   Autumn 2008, pp. 813-827 (also online at Project Muse
       /Abstract:/ The piracy of /A Christmas Carol/ that provoked
   Charles Dickens to sue (at considerable cost) for copyright damages
   in the Court of Chancery appeared as a two-penny issue of an
   ephemeral magazine called /Parley's Illuminated Library/. Although
   it was long thought to be lost, this pastiche survives in a bound
   volume of that journal among other quoted and "reoriginated" works.
   This essay characterizes the unusual textual mixtures that make up
   that volume, and notices especially the hybrid qualities of
   Dickens's "reoriginated" /Carol/.