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John Irving speaking in Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art[1] when asked about parallels between David Copperfield and Jane Eyre and The Cider House Rules, spoke of his appreciation of the Victorian 'orphan novel' I consider the orphan novel to be a really valuable contribution to Victorian literature but not only Victorian literature. This is a very ...


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The story was first published under the title ‘His Russet Witch’ in Metropolitan Magazine for February 1921. Fitzgerald changed the title to the more dramatic ‘“O Russet Witch!”’ for the collection Tales of the Jazz Age (1922). This change seems to rule out the possibility that the title is a quotation: it is hard to imagine that Fitzgerald would need two ...


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