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From Wollstonecraft to Stoker : Essays on Gothic and Victorian Sensation Fiction.

Author: Marilyn Brock
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009.
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This collection of 13 essays examines the work of Victorian authors Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Mary Wollstonecraft, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James and Charlotte Bronte. Each essay explores their use of archetypal Gothic elements, such as dark secrets and forbidden sensations, to depict nineteenth-century attitudes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Brock, Marilyn.
From Wollstonecraft to Stoker : Essays on Gothic and Victorian Sensation Fiction.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Brock
ISBN: 9780786454402 0786454407
OCLC Number: 867932344
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: The Instability of Identity; Desire and Fear; "The Maiden Felt Hot Pain"; "Portrait of a governess, disconnected, poor, and plain"; A Shock to the System, A System to the Shocks; Hysterical Sensations; Part Two: The Colonial Context of Gothic and Sensation Fiction; Sensations Down Under; Reading Between the (Blood)lines of Victorian Vampires; The Vamp and the Good English Mother; Liminality and Power in Bram Stoker's Jewel of Seven Stars; Part Three: Fallen Woman, Fallen Man in the Victorian Novel; Ruth. Violence as Patrimony in Le Fanu's Uncle SilasIn the Company of Men; Ghostly Absence and Sexual Presence in James's "Owen Wingrave" and "The Jolly Corner"; About the Contributors; Index.

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This collection of 13 essays examines the work of Victorian authors Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Mary Wollstonecraft, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James and Charlotte Bronte. Each essay explores their use of archetypal Gothic elements, such as dark secrets and forbidden sensations, to depict nineteenth-century attitudes to class, gender, race, colonialism and imperialism.

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