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The Resource A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction : mapping history's nightmares, Robert Mighall

A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction : mapping history's nightmares, Robert Mighall

Label
A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction : mapping history's nightmares
Title
A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction
Title remainder
mapping history's nightmares
Statement of responsibility
Robert Mighall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing - from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse. Mighall challenges the psychological approach to Gothic fiction which currently prevails, demonstrating the importance of geographical, historical, and discursive factors that have been largely neglected by critics, and employing a variety of original sources to demonstrate the contexts of Gothic fiction and explain its development in the Victorian period."--Jacket
  • "This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing - from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse. Mighall challenges the psychological approach to Gothic fiction which currently prevails, demonstrating the importance of geographical, historical, and discursive factors that have been largely neglected by critics, and employing a variety of original sources to demonstrate the contexts of Gothic fiction and explain its development in the Victorian period."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mighall, Robert
Dewey number
823/.087290908
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T3
LC item number
M54 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Horror tales, English
  • Literature and history
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Geography in literature
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
Label
A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction : mapping history's nightmares, Robert Mighall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [288]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction outside in: Gothic criticism and the pull of interiority -- 1. History as nightmare -- 2. From Udolpho to Spitalfields: mapping Gothic London -- 3. Haunted houses I and II -- 4. Atavism: a Darwinian nightmare -- 5. Unspeakable vices: moral monstrosity and representation -- 6. Making a case: vampirism, sexuality, and interpretation -- Postscript from landscape to dreamscape: redrawing the Gothic map
Control code
42444846
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780198184720
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00698560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A geography of Victorian Gothic fiction : mapping history's nightmares, Robert Mighall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [288]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction outside in: Gothic criticism and the pull of interiority -- 1. History as nightmare -- 2. From Udolpho to Spitalfields: mapping Gothic London -- 3. Haunted houses I and II -- 4. Atavism: a Darwinian nightmare -- 5. Unspeakable vices: moral monstrosity and representation -- 6. Making a case: vampirism, sexuality, and interpretation -- Postscript from landscape to dreamscape: redrawing the Gothic map
Control code
42444846
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780198184720
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00698560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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