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Published: 25 October 2012

336 Pages | 23 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199698714

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The Mummy's Curse

The true history of a dark fantasy

Roger Luckhurst

  • Investigates the roots of the myth of the mummy's curse in British culture uncovering lesser known curse stories
  • Considers theatres, newspapers, and literature to explore how fascination with the myth of the mummy's curse infiltrated British culture
  • Includes previously unseen material from diverse archives including the British Museum, the Wellcome Institute, and the Harry Price Library of Psychical Research
  • Provides new insight into the lives and work of literary figures including Arthur Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Algernon Blackwood