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The Datchet Diamonds
Victoria Margree

throughout the nineteenth century drew inspiration from the speculative bubbles, financial frauds, bank failures and stock market crashes that were being reported in the financial press; nor was the influence oneway, with the press borrowing heavily in turn from fiction in its attempt to render imaginable for the public the seemingly ungraspable activities of the financial sector.21 Fiction often explored what Poovey describes as the ‘implications for subjectivity’ of a culture of finance.22 Financial plots, she argues, allowed writers to explore matters involving

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890–1915