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Gothic death 1740-1914. A literary history.

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book investigates how eighteenth century Graveyard Poetry and the tradition of the elegy produced a version of death that underpinned ideas about empathy and models of textual composition. Later accounts of melancholy, as in the work of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Smith
ISBN: 9780719088414 0719088410
OCLC Number: 961212043
Description: 224 pages
Contents: Introduction1. Touched by the dead: eighteenth-century Gothic poetics2. Mourning, memory and melancholy: constructing death in the 1790s-1820s3. From writing to reading: Poe, Bronte and Eliot4. Gothic death and Dickens: executions, graves and dreams5. Loving the undead: Haggard, Stoker and Wilde6. Decoding the dying: Machen and StokerConclusionIndex -- .
Responsibility: Andrew Smith.

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Drawing on a range of popular Gothic and Victorian novels, poems and short stories, this book provides the first full length study of representations of death and dying in Gothic texts between 1740  Read more...

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