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Haunting and spectrality in neo-Victorian fiction : possessing the past

Author: Patricia Pulham; Rosario Arias
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining works by writers including Michle Roberts, Michael Faber and A.S. Byatt, this collection highlights the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in neo-Victorian novels through the tropes of haunting and spectrality, parallelling a renewed interest in the impact of the supernatural and the occult on Victorian individuals"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Pulham; Rosario Arias
ISBN: 9780230205574 0230205577
OCLC Number: 458738550
Description: xxvi, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Histories and hauntings. Salley Vickers, Venice, and the Victorians / Francis O'Gorman --
Spectrality, s(p)ecularity and textuality : or, some reflections in the glass / Mark Llewellyn --
pt. II. Spectral women. Repetition and eternity : spectral and textual continuity in Michèle Roberts's In the red kitchen / Agnieszka Golda-Derejczyk --
The maid, the master, her ghost and his monster : Alias Grace and Mary Reilly / Esther Saxey --
pt. III. Sensing the past. Olfactory ghosts : Michel Faber's The crimson petal and the white / Silvana Colella --
The haunting of Henry James : jealous ghosts, affinities, and The others / Ann Heilmann --
pt. IV. Ghosts in the city. Haunted places, haunted spaces : the spectral return of Victorian London in neo-Victorian fiction / Rosario Arias --
Mapping histories : the golem and the serial killer in White Chappell, Scarlet tracings and Dan Leno and the limehouse golem / Patricia Pulham.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Pulham and Rosario Arias.
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Exploring the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in contemporary culture, these essays use the trope of haunting and spectrality as a critical tool with which to consider neo-Victorian works,  Read more...

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