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The ghost story, 1840-1920 [[electronic resource] ] : a cultural history / / Andrew Smith

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Autore: Smith Andrew <1964-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: The ghost story, 1840-1920 [[electronic resource] ] : a cultural history / / Andrew Smith Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Manchester, : Manchester University Press, 2010
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (225 p.)
Disciplina: 823.0873309
Soggetto topico: Ghost stories, English - History and criticism
Soggetto non controllato: British ghost story
Charlotte Riddell
Henry James
May Sinclair
Vernon Lee
long nineteenth century
spectral language
spirit messages
textual analysis
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: 9780719074462; 9780719074462; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Seeing the spectre: an economic theory of the ghost story; 2 Dickens's spectres: sight, money,and reading the ghost story; 3 Money and machines: Wilkie Collins's ghosts; 4 Love, money, and history: the female ghost story; 5 Reading ghosts and reading texts: spiritualism; 6 Haunted houses and history: Henry James's Anglo-American ghosts; 7 Colonial ghosts: mimicry,history, and laughter; 8 M.R. James's Gothic revival; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Sommario/riassunto: The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period.The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth century enables a culturally sensitive reconsideration of the work of writers including Dickens, Collins, Charlotte Riddell, Vernon Lee, May Sinclair, Kipling, Le Fanu, Henry James and M.R. James. Additionally, a chapter on the interpretation of spi
Titolo autorizzato: The ghost story, 1840-1920  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-78170-000-1
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910791952503321
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