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Spirits and spirituality in Victorian fiction, Jen Cadwallader

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Spirits and spirituality in Victorian fiction
Title
Spirits and spirituality in Victorian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jen Cadwallader
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Spirits and Spirituality in Victorian Fiction argues that supernatural encounters in nineteenth-century fiction show Victorians trying to achieve greater spiritual agency by adapting scientific theories to traditional Christianity. The increasing presence of ghosts across the nineteenth century - in fiction, newspaper accounts, séances, and magic shows - thus highlights a significant countercurrent to the general decline of faith during the period. Through examining ghost encounters in the fiction of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, Rhoda Broughton, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, and others, this book demonstrates how the supernatural served as a site where a range of stances toward spirituality could be tested: from ambivalence toward both scientific and religious epistemologies to fascinating instances of spiritual evolution. Not only do fictional ghosts suggest that belief persisted despite an intellectual climate that often associated spirituality with credulity, but they also "--
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DLC
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1979-
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Cadwallader, Jen
Dewey number
823/.809375
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S85
LC item number
C33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Ghost stories, English
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Supernatural
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English fiction
  • Ghost stories, English
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Supernatural
  • Supernatural in literature
  • England
Label
Spirits and spirituality in Victorian fiction, Jen Cadwallader
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Framing the Ghost Story -- 1. Physiology, Pharmacology, and the Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu -- 2. Dickens's Ghosts and the Christmas Spirit -- 3. The Anatomy of Desire: Madness, Mesmerism, and the Specters of Female Sexuality -- 4. Mourning the Dead and the Rise of the New Faith -- Coda: Cecilia De Noël and the Triumph of Experience
Control code
918149879
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781137559920
Lccn
2015028110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918149879
Label
Spirits and spirituality in Victorian fiction, Jen Cadwallader
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Framing the Ghost Story -- 1. Physiology, Pharmacology, and the Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu -- 2. Dickens's Ghosts and the Christmas Spirit -- 3. The Anatomy of Desire: Madness, Mesmerism, and the Specters of Female Sexuality -- 4. Mourning the Dead and the Rise of the New Faith -- Coda: Cecilia De Noël and the Triumph of Experience
Control code
918149879
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781137559920
Lccn
2015028110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918149879

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