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Late Victorian Gothic Tales Roger Luckhurst (Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College)

Late Victorian Gothic Tales By Roger Luckhurst (Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College)

Late Victorian Gothic Tales by Roger Luckhurst (Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College)


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This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment.

Late Victorian Gothic Tales Summary

Late Victorian Gothic Tales by Roger Luckhurst (Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College)

'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head...' The Victorian fin de siecle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Late Victorian Gothic Tales Reviews

The characters in Roger Luckhurst's excellent selection are variously assailed by mummies, bewitched by revived pagan goddesses, and doomed to inexorable decline by the misdeeds of their ancestors. * Times Literary Supplement *
An excellent collection, especially for a relative newcomer to the genre since it includes some of the very best, but the introduction and notes make it a great choice too for people who may already know some of the stories but would like to know more about their context. Highly recommended. * Leah Galbraith, FictionFan *

Table of Contents

DIONEA; LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME; SIR EDMUND ORME; MAGIC LANTERN; THE SPECTRAL HAND; THE MARK OF THE BEAST; THE DAK BUNGALOW AT DAKOR; LOT 249; THE CASE OF LADY SANNOX; THE PALLINGHURST BAROW; THE GREAT GOD PAN; VAILA

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GOR004154180
9780199538874
0199538875
Late Victorian Gothic Tales by Roger Luckhurst (Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20090226
336
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