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The ghost story, 1840-1920 : a cultural history

Author: Andrew Smith; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©2010
Series: Manchester Gothic (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ghost story 1840-1920: A cultural history examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts, it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period. The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth century enables a culturally sensitive reconsideration of the work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Andrew.
Ghost story, 1840-1920 : a cultural history.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Smith; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781847793454 1847793452 9781847795076 1847795072
OCLC Number: 1139823425
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Seeing the Spectre: an economic theory of the Ghost Story
2. Dickens's Spectres: sight, money and reading the ghost story
3. Money and Machines: Wilkie Collins's ghosts
4. Love, Money, and History: The Female Ghost Story
5. Reading ghosts and reading texts: spiritualism
6. Haunted Houses and History: Henry James's Anglo-American Ghosts
7. Colonial ghosts: mimicry, history, and laughter
8. M.R. James's Gothic Revival
Conclusion
Bibliography.
Includes readings of economic, national, colonial, and gender contexts and how they inform representations of the ghost.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Seeing the Spectre: an economic theory of the Ghost Story2. Dickens's Spectres: sight, money and reading the ghost story 3. Money and Machines: Wilkie Collins's ghosts 4. Love, Money, and History: The Female Ghost Story 5. Reading ghosts and reading texts: spiritualism 6. Haunted Houses and History: Henry James's Anglo-American Ghosts 7. Colonial ghosts: mimicry, history, and laughter 8. M.R. James's Gothic Revival ConclusionBibliography -- .
Series Title: Manchester Gothic (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Andrew Smith.

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This book is the first full-length study of the British ghost story in over 30 years -- .  Read more...

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'Makes an important contribution to the field of Victorian cultural studies'Simon Hay, Connecticut College, Victorian Studies, Summer 2012 -- .

 
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