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Published 1 October 1974 in Volume 6 No. 4. Subjects: Correspondence, Literary influences, Plagiarism, Writer's research & sources, Marcus Clarke.
Cite as: Poole, Joan. ‘‘Damned Scamp’ : Marcus Clarke or James Erskine Calder?.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 6, no. 4, 1974. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.7bfac05b25.
Poole examines the changes to the character of Mrs Frere when Marcus Clarke shortened the serial version of His Natural Life for book publication. Apart from the change of name from Dora to Sylvia, Mrs Frere’s character was subject to…