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A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction : mapping history's nightmares

Author: Robert Mighall
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This historical survey of Victorian Gothic fiction offers original readings of familiar texts, from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle; but also includes a rich store of original  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mighall
ISBN: 0199262187 9780199262182 0198184727 9780198184720
OCLC Number: 249561000
Notes: Copyright 1999.
Originally published: 1999.
Description: XXV, 312 Seiten : Porträts ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Outside in: Gothic Criticism and the Pull into Interiority ; 1. History as Nightmare ; 2. From Udolpho to Spitalfields: Mapping Gothic London ; 3. Haunted Houses I and II ; 4. Atavism: A Darwinian Nightmare ; 5. Unspeakable Vices: Moral Monstrosity and Representation ; 6. Making a Case: Vampirism, Sexuality, and Interpretation ; Postcript: From Landscape to Dreamscape: Redrawing the Gothic Map ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Robert Mighall.

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an important and robustly argumentative definition of the Gothic. ... [It] redraws the critical map. * John Sutherland, Independent on Sunday *

 
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