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    Introduction

    Luckhurst, Roger (2009) Introduction. In: Luckhurst, Roger (ed.) Late Victorian Gothic Tales. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199538874.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 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. The only mainstream anthology to bring together the defining Gothic tales of the 1890s Complements and deepens the context for the most enduring Gothic fiction of the period: Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Stoker's Dracula Mixes well-known authors with the more obscure and brings together stories usually only available in obscure editions or in single-author collections All texts derive from initial publication in the 1890s, rather than their subsequent, often revised, versions Notes provide short biographies of the authors and the introduction explains the diverse reasons for the Gothic revival

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 16:23
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 16:23
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23099

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