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Gothic immortals : the fiction of the brotherhood of the rosy cross

Author: Marie Mulvey Roberts
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1989.
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Named Person: William Godwin; Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, Baron; William Godwin; Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, Baron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Mulvey Roberts
ISBN: 0415023688 9780415023689
OCLC Number: 19354719
Description: 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt.1. The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross: Forbidden knowledge --
The philosopher's stone and elixir of life --
The eternal wanderer --
pt.2. William Godwin's Darkness of enlightenment: The sleep of reason produces monsters --
An enlightenment panacea: the cure for death --
Godwin and Malthus --
Lives of the Necromancers --
St. Leon, a Rosicrucian novel --
Alchemist and adept --
The anarchy of immortality --
St. Godwin --
Hermippus Redivivus --
pt.3. Percy Bysshe Shelley: a gothic immortal: Science and magic --
The Bavarian illuminati --
Nightmare Abbey --
St. Irvyne: The Rosicrucian --
The wandering Jew --
pt.4. Mary Shelley and the mortal immortal: Valerius: the reanimated Roman --
Roger Dodsworth: the reanimated Englishman --
Transformation --
The evil eye --
Frankenstein --
The Rosicrucian cavern --
Castle Frankenstein and alchemist Dippel --
Franklin and Frankenstein --
The botanic garden and female monstrosity --
The illuminati and the monster, Jacobian --
The unhallowed arts --
Rosicrucian romanticism --
pt.5. Maturin and the Rosicrucian heresy: Fatal revenge: a gothic melodrama --
Heresies of the immortal --
Melmoth the wanderer --
The enemy of mankind --
Balzac and Melmoth reconciled --
pt.6. Bulwer-Lytton and the rose and cross: Novelist and rose-cross brother --
The actual and the ideal: the rose and the cross --
Rosicrucian short stories --
Zanoni: a novel of initiation --
The elixir of life and the dweller of the threshold --
The French revolution and the failed ideal --
Artist and magician --
A strange story --
The metaphysics of immortality --
Science and sorcery --
pt.7. The problem of immortality --
Appendix: Sadak the wanderer.
Responsibility: Marie Roberts.

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