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Haunted presence : the numinous in Gothic fiction

Author: S L Varnado
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1987.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To celebrate one hundred days in Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten class, all her students bring one hundred of something to school, including a one hundred-year-old relative, one hundred candy hearts, and one hundred polka dots.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Gothic revival (Literature)
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Varnado, S.L., 1929-
Haunted presence.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)575650517
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S L Varnado
ISBN: 0817303243 9780817303242 9780817358556 0817358552 0142500054 9780142500057 0439065127 9780439065122
OCLC Number: 13823178
Description: 160 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The literature of the supernatural --
The numinous --
The Gothic novel --
Frankenstein --
Poe and initiation into the sacred --
The numinous aesthetic of Henry James --
The daemonic in Dracula --
The modern period --
Analyzing the mysterium tremendum.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: S.L. Varnado.

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