soupy wrote: ↑
December 29th, 2019, 8:33 am
Should Charles Dickens be author or editor?
Craig and Availle:
The Wikipedia article on Anning has this to say: "After her death in 1847, her unusual life story attracted increasing interest. An uncredited author in All the Year Round, edited by Charles Dickens, wrote of her in 1865 that "[t]he carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and has deserved to win it."
The article was published in a journal, All the Year Round
, owned and edited by Dickens: Wikipedia has this to say about All the Year Round
"All the Year Round was a Victorian periodical, being a British weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published between 1859 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. Edited by Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous publication Household Words, abandoned due to differences with his former publisher."
So--technically, the author of the article was "anonymous." However, Dickens as owner of the magazine, "owned" the rights to the article and speaking in a non technical, lord-of-the-manor sense might be considered the "author."
I am open to going either way, and I am leaving it up to you two to decide what you want to do. However, if Anonymous replaces Dickens as author, then the file name will have to be changed to reflect that.
Please let me know how you two decide.