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By Robert Mighall

ISBN-10: 0198184727

ISBN-13: 9780198184720

ISBN-10: 0199262187

ISBN-13: 9780199262182

this can be the 1st significant full-length examine of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining unique readings of universal texts with a wealthy shop of historic resources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, via ecu travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets at the perils of self-abuse. Critics have to this point tended to be aware of particular angles of Gothic writing (gender or race), or the idea that the Gothic 'returned' on the so-called fin de siècle. Robert Mighall, in contrast, demonstrates how the Gothic mode used to be energetic during the Victorian interval, and gives old motives for its improvement from overdue eighteenth century, during the 'Urban Gothic' fictions of the mid-Victorian interval, the 'Suburban Gothic' of the feeling fashion, via to the somatic horrors of Stevenson, Machen, Stoker, and Doyle on the century's shut. Mighall demanding situations the mental method of Gothic fiction which at present prevails, demonstrating the significance of geographical, historic, and discursive elements which were mostly ignored via critics, and utilising numerous unique resources to illustrate the contexts of Gothic fiction and clarify its improvement within the Victorian period.

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This is often the 1st significant full-length research of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining unique readings of accepted texts with a wealthy shop of historic assets, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, via eu travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets at the perils of self-abuse.

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