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The Beetle Richard Marsh

The Beetle By Richard Marsh

The Beetle by Richard Marsh


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The Beetle (1897) tells the story of a fantastical creature, born of neither god nor man, with supernatural and hypnotic powers, who stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through fin de siecle London in search of vengeance for the defilement of a sacred tomb in Egypt.

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The Beetle by Richard Marsh

The Beetle (1897) tells the story of a fantastical creature, born of neither god nor man, with supernatural and hypnotic powers, who stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through fin de siecle London in search of vengeance for the defilement of a sacred tomb in Egypt. In imitation of various popular fiction genres of the late nineteenth century, Marsh unfolds a tale of terror, late imperial fears, and the return of the repressed, through which the crisis of late imperial Englishness is revealed.

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of historical documents that situate the novel within the contexts of fin de siecle London, England's interest and involvement in Egypt, the emergence of the New Woman, and contemporary theories of mesmerism and animal magnetism.

About Richard Marsh

Julian Wolfreys is a Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainsville.

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GOR011204218
9781551114439
1551114437
The Beetle by Richard Marsh
Used - Like New
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20040430
364
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