OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Late Victorian Gothic Tales

ISBN : 9780199538874

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,639
Author: 
Roger Luckhurst
Pages
336 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 197 mm
Pub date
Feb 2009
Series
Oxford World's Classics

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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.

Index: 

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

About the author: 

Roger Luckhurst, Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College

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