Marcus Clarke: Long Odds and the 1873 Melbourne Cup


Stuart shows how Clarke's celebrated description the 1873 Melbourne Cup in the Herald was taken directly from that of the Chester Cup in Clarke's first novel, Long Odds.

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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, doi: 10.20314/als.5bf5b88735.