Late Victorian Gothic tales
Luckhurst, Roger (2009) Late Victorian Gothic tales. Oxford World's Classics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199538874.
The Victorian fin de siècle: 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.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities|
|Research Centre:||Contemporary Literature, Centre for|
|Date Deposited:||05 May 2011 14:17|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 15:38|
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