Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost should be seen as no mere re…

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost should be seen as no mere re…

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost should be seen as no mere re…

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) by Luke Thurston (2014-02-16)

Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) by Luke Thurston (2014-02-16)This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost should be seen as no mere re…

Dracula: The Definitive Vampire Story plus an Essential Guide to the Undead

Dracula: The Definitive Vampire Story plus an Essential Guide to the UndeadYoung lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on business for a mysterious Count. Months later in England, Lucy Westenra falls ill and dies, inexplicably, as if from a severe loss of blood. Lucy’s friends, including Jonathan’s fiancee Mina and the intrepid doctor Van Helsing, must begin a desperate battle against a powerful, ancient evil….

The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost StoriesThe Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories. In an age of rapid scientific progress the idea of a vindictive past able to reach out and violate the present held a special potential for terror. Throughout the nineteenth century fictional ghost stories developed in parallel with the more general Victorian fascination with death and what lay beyond it. Though they were as much a part of the cultural and literary fabric of the age as imperial confidence, the best of them still retain their orig…