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Gothic death 1740-1914 : a literary history

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016. ©2016
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Drawing on a range of popular Gothic and Victorian novels, poems and short stories, this book provides the first full length study of representations of death and dying in Gothic texts between 1740 and 1914.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Smith, Andrew, 1964-
Gothic death 1740-1914.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)945950214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Smith
ISBN: 9781526101075 1526101076
OCLC Number: 967322369
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Notes; 1 Touched by the dead: eighteenth-century Gothic poetics ; The elegy: critical overviews; Sensibility; The elegy; Gothic creativity; Death and poetry: seeing the Gothic in the 1790s; Notes; 2 Mourning, memory and melancholy: constructing death constructing death in the 1790s-1820s ; Mourning and memory; Rogers and the importance of memory; Charlotte Smith; Inscriptions of death and the construction of mourning; Constructing the self. Reanimating the dead: the ethics of memory in The Man of Two LivesNotes; 3 From writing to reading: Poe, Brontë and Eliot; Voicing death: Poe; Life, death and the cosmos; Death and the repeated life; Writing death; Wuthering Heights: knowing death?; Lifting the veil; A science of death; Notes; 4 Gothic death and Dickens: executions, graves and dreams; State killing; Oliver Twist and the Christian uncanny; The culture of the graveyard; Twins and doubles; Dreams, death and the imagination; Drood: decoding death; Notes; 5 Loving the undead: Haggard, Stoker and Wilde. Haggard: love and death in SheLove and understanding in The Jewel of Seven Stars; Ayesha: The Return of She and dialogues with the dead; Raising the dead: The Lady of the Shroud; Dorian Gray and the imagination; Notes; 6 Decoding the dying: Machen and Stoker; The science of spirits: Henry Drummond; Myers and the subliminal self; Machen's Gothic fragments; Dracula: writers, readers, editors; Notes; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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