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The mummy's curse : mummymania in the English-speaking world

Author: Jasmine Day
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Mummy's Curse' uncovers forgotten nineteenth-century fiction and poetry, revolutionises the study of mummy horror films, and reveals the prejudices embedded in children's toys. The author shows that the curse's structure and meaning has changed over time.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jasmine Day
ISBN: 9780415340212 0415340217 9780415340229 0415340225 0203462866 9780203462867
OCLC Number: 69671993
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Unravelling the Mummy --
2. Sex and Death: Nineteenth and early twentieth century popular culture Introduction --
3. Fear and Loathing: Twentieth century Classic mummy films Introduction --
4. Giggles and Goosebumps: Late twentieth century popular culture Introduction --
5. Attraction and Repulsion: Mummies in museums --
6. Wrapping It Up --
Appendix: Questionnaires, interviews and participant observation.
Responsibility: Jasmine Day.
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A study of the Mummy's curse. This book covers 19th century fiction and poetry, study of mummy horror films, and the prejudices embedded in children's toys. It shows that the curse's structure and  Read more...

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'Jasmine Day's The Mummy's Curse contains significant research into museum collections. Day extensively combs a variety of historical sources, including fiction and poetry.' - The Canberra Times 'In Read more...

 
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