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Published 1 October 1974 in Volume 6 No. 4. Subjects: Melbourne Cup, Writer's recognition & popularity, Marcus Clarke.
Cite as: Stuart, Lurline. ‘Marcus Clarke : ‘Long Odds’ and the 1873 Melbourne Cup.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 6, no. 4, 1974. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.5bf5b88735.
Marcus Clarke was fascinated not only with the public spaces of the nineteenth-century city, colonial Melbourne in particular, but with the increasingly commodified, spectacularised forms of cultural production that inhabited these spaces. In both his fiction and journalism the crowds…