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Victorian hauntings : spectrality, Gothic, the uncanny, and literature

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Victorian Hauntings asks its reader to consider the following questions: What does it mean to read or write with ghosts, or to suggest that acts of reading or writing are haunted? In what ways can authors in the nineteenth century be read so as to acknowledge the various phantom effects which return within their texts? In what ways do the traces of such 'ghost' writing surface in the works of Dickens, Tennyson,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Wolfreys
ISBN: 0333922514 9780333922514 0333922522 9780333922521
OCLC Number: 47126737
Description: xiv, 175 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: On Textual Haunting ---
Introduction ---
"I wants to make your flesh creep": Dickens and the Comic-Gothic ---
Tennyson's Faith:In Memoriam ---
Phantom Optics: George Eliot's The Lifted Veil ---
Little Dorrit's Land of Fragments ---
"The persistence of the unforeseen": The Mayor of Casterbridge ---
Afterword: Prosopoeia or, Witnessing.
Responsibility: Julian Wolfreys.
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"Victorian Hauntings asks its reader to consider the following questions: What does it mean to read or write with ghosts, or to suggest that acts of reading or writing are haunted? In what ways can authors in the nineteenth century be read so as to acknowledge the various phantom effects which return within their texts? In what ways do the traces of such 'ghost' writing surface in the works of Dickens, Tennyson, Eliot and Hardy? How does the work of spectrality, revenance and the uncanny transform materially both the forms of the literary in the Victorian era and our reception of it today?"--Jacket.

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