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272 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781942954897


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Locating the Gothic in British Modernity

Sam Wiseman

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

  • Focuses specifically upon the relationships between Gothic, ghostly and supernatural literary elements and the representation of British place, whether metropolitan, suburban or rural
  • Traces the evolution of Gothic, ghostly and supernatural representations of British place in an original way, by connecting a quintessentially Gothic moment - the fin de siècle in London - to literary milieu in the early 20th-century that are less-often studied in terms of their Gothic, ghostly and supernatural elements
  • Focuses upon modernity, understood as a historical period (defined here as the 1880s to the 1930s), rather than exclusively upon literary modernism; in doing so it draws connections between modernist and non-modernist texts in terms of their Gothic, ghostly and supernatural representations
  • Argues that the early-twentieth century period is unexpectedly rich in terms of its Gothic, ghostly and supernatural representations of place
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