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The Resource Tales of troubled dead : ghost stories in cultural history, Catherine Belsey

Tales of troubled dead : ghost stories in cultural history, Catherine Belsey

Label
Tales of troubled dead : ghost stories in cultural history
Title
Tales of troubled dead
Title remainder
ghost stories in cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Belsey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What do they want, the ghosts that, even in the age of science, still haunt our storytelling? Catherine Belsey's answer to the question traces Gothic writing and tales of the uncanny from the ancient past to the present - from Homer and the Icelandic sagas to Lincoln in the Bardo. Taking Shakespeare's Ghost in Hamlet as a turning point in the history of the genre, she uncovers the old stories the play relies on, as well as its influence on later writing. This ghostly trail is vividly charted through accredited records of apparitions and fiction by such writers as Ann Radcliffe, Washington Irving, Emily Brontë, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, M. R. James and Susan Hill. In recent blockbusting movies, too, ghost stories bring us fragments of news from the unknown.Traces examples of ghost stories from Homer to the present dayDescribes the aspects of storytelling designed to involve readersIncludes stories of attested apparitions, as well as fiction by a wide range of both canonical and popular authors
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belsey, Catherine
Dewey number
809.38733
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.B43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghost stories
  • 17.82 literary criticism
  • Ghost stories
Label
Tales of troubled dead : ghost stories in cultural history, Catherine Belsey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Spectres of desire
  • All in the mind?
  • Listening to ghosts
  • Strange to tell
  • Coda.
  • Figurative phantoms
  • Prelude.
  • Changing shapes of Dorothy Dingley
  • Dead king walks
  • Haunted pasts
  • Ghost of Mrs. Milton
  • Women in white
  • Dangerous dead women
  • Unquiet gothic castles
Control code
1087151085
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781474417365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1087151085
Label
Tales of troubled dead : ghost stories in cultural history, Catherine Belsey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Spectres of desire
  • All in the mind?
  • Listening to ghosts
  • Strange to tell
  • Coda.
  • Figurative phantoms
  • Prelude.
  • Changing shapes of Dorothy Dingley
  • Dead king walks
  • Haunted pasts
  • Ghost of Mrs. Milton
  • Women in white
  • Dangerous dead women
  • Unquiet gothic castles
Control code
1087151085
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781474417365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1087151085

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