I am building out an article published in 1896, wrapping a whole novel series around it. I will be switching back and forth between said article and my additions, with Article: Pt. 1, Novel dialogue, Article, Pt. 2, Novel dialogue, etc.
Each article portion forms its own chapter, followed by a chapter of my own.
This query concerns chapter headings for the published content. Let me show you how Bram Stoker did it in Dracula:
Cutting from “The Dailygraph,” 8 August
(Pasted in Mina Murray's Journal)
From a correspondent.
One of the greatest and suddenest storms on record has just been experienced here, with results both strange and unique.
He credited “The Dailygraph,” with a date, included that it was a cutting, pasted into Mina’s journal, from a Correspondent. (And I don’t know what Whitby. refers to here.
This was how it was done in 1897.
There is a difference here, in that Stoker’s Dailygraph publication is fictitious, where I am including cuttings of a real published circular from 1896.
First, I have already credited the article author in my book, as a matter of propriety. Now I need to introduce an entire chapter copied from this work.
The work I will be interleaving is from the periodical below:
- Magazine Title: The Outlook
- Publication date: 3 Oct, 1896
- Article title: The Ship’s Steward
- Article author: Guatav Kobbé
Like Dracula, a chapter will be nothing more than the first several paragraphs of this prior work.
Also like Stoker, this will be “found footage” of some sort (maybe a cutting or the paper is picked up by a character. Undecided as yet)
Is there a convention for announcing large blocks of prior published epistolary content?
An MLA citation will just look really weird and probably be unreadable to the general public.