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Gothic Invasions : imperialism, war and fin-de-siècle popular fiction

Author: Ailise Bulfin
Publisher: Cardiff University of Wales Press 2018
Series: Gothic literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gothic Invasions investigates the prevalent concern with invasion and war in fin-de-siècle British popular fiction, identifies the role of imperial expansion in generating fears of invasion, and explores how these fears were expressed transgenerically in narratives of invasion drawing strongly upon the conventions and themes of gothic writing.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
(OCoLC)1005689672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ailise Bulfin
ISBN: 9781786832108 1786832100 9781786832115 1786832119 9781786832122 1786832127
OCLC Number: 1041139588
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction: The Call to Arms; Part I: Gothic Fictions of Empire; Chapter 1: Gothic Invasions from the East and West Indies: Vampires, Mesmerists and Demons; Chapter 2: Gothic Invasions from Egypt: Mummies and Curses; Part II: Genre and Gothic Invasion; Chapter 3: Crime Fiction: Mephistophelean Master Criminals; Chapter 4: Yellow-Peril Fiction: Villainous Celestials; Chapter 5: Military Invasion Tales: Brutish Europeans and Gothic Battlefields; Afterword: 'To Arms!' in Earnest; Notes; Select Bibliography
Series Title: Gothic literary studies.
Responsibility: by Ailise Bulfin.

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