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Women's colonial gothic writing, 1850-1930 : haunted empire

Author: Melissa Edmundson
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Palgrave gothic series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores women writers' involvement with the Gothic. The author sheds new light on women's experience, a viewpoint that remains largely absent from male-authored Colonial Gothic works. The book investigates how women writers appropriated the Gothic genre-and its emphasis on fear, isolation, troubled identity, racial otherness, and sexual deviancy-in order to take these anxieties into the farthest realms of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Edmundson
ISBN: 3319769162 9783319769165
OCLC Number: 1022077570
Description: x, 258 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Reclaiming women's colonial gothic writing --
Susanna Moodie, colonial exiles, and the frontier Canadian gothic --
gothic romance and retribution in the short fiction of Isabella Valancy Crawford --
Generations of the female vampire: colonial gothic hybridity in Florence Marryat's The Blood of the Vampire --
Mary Kingsley and the ghosts of West Africa --
The African stories of Margery Lawrence --
Colonial gothic framework: haunted houses in the Anglo-Indian ghost stories of Bithia Mary Croker --
Animal gothic in Alice Perrin's East of Suez --
The past will not stay buried: female bodies and colonial crime in the Australian ghost stories of Mary Fortune --
Fear and death in the outback: Barbara Baynton's bush studies --
Katherine Mansfield and the troubled homes of colonial New Zealand --
Conclusion. "Cicatrice of an old wound".
Series Title: Palgrave gothic series.
Responsibility: Melissa Edmundson.

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This book explores women writers' involvement with the Gothic. The chapters show how Gothic themes told from a woman's perspective emerge in unique ways when set in the different colonial regions  Read more...

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