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The Victorian supernatural, edited by Nicola Bown, Carolyn Burdett and Pamela Thurschwell

Label
The Victorian supernatural
Title
The Victorian supernatural
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nicola Bown, Carolyn Burdett and Pamela Thurschwell
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection brings together essays by scholars from literature, history of art and history of science which explore the diversity of Victorian fascination with the supernatural: ghosts and fairies, table-rappings and telepathic encounters, occult religions and the idea of reincarnation, visions of the other world and a reality beyond the everyday. These essays demonstrate that the supernatural was not simply a reaction to the "post-Darwinian loss of faith", but was embedded in virtually every aspect of Victorian culture
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bown, Nicola
  • Burdett, Carolyn
  • Thurschwell, Pamela
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
42
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Art, British
  • Supernatural in art
  • Great Britain
Label
The Victorian supernatural, edited by Nicola Bown, Carolyn Burdett and Pamela Thurschwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes on contributors
  • Foreword/
  • Gillian Beer
  • Introduction/
  • Nicola Bown
  • Carolyn Burdett
  • Pamela Thurschwell
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Spiritualism, science and the supernatural in mid-Victorian Britain/
  • Richard Noakes
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Investigations and fictions: Charles Dickens and ghosts/
  • Louise Henson
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Spectral politics: the Victorian ghost story and the domestic servant/
  • Eve M. Lynch
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • George Eliot's prophecies: coercive second sight and everyday thought reading/
  • Pamela Thurschwell
  • p. 87
  • 5.
  • Browning, the dramatic monologue and the resuscitation of the dead/
  • Adam Roberts
  • p. 109
  • 6.
  • Baron Corvo and the key to the underworld/
  • Colin Cruise
  • p. 128
  • 7.
  • What is the Stuff that dreams are made of?/
  • Nicola Bown
  • p. 151
  • 8.
  • Holman Hunt, William Dyce and the image of Christ/
  • Michaela Giebelhausen
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Knowledge, belief and the supernatural at the imperial margin/
  • Roger Luckhurst
  • p. 197
  • 10.
  • Romance, reincarnation and Rider Haggard/
  • Carolyn Burdett
  • p. 217
  • 11.
  • origins of modernism in the haunted properties of literature/
  • Geoffrey Gilbert
  • p. 239
  • 12.
  • Afterword/
  • Steven Connor
  • p. 258
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 279
  • Index.
  • p. 300
Control code
l82003053231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 305 p.
Isbn
9780521810159
Lccn
2003053231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Victorian supernatural, edited by Nicola Bown, Carolyn Burdett and Pamela Thurschwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes on contributors
  • Foreword/
  • Gillian Beer
  • Introduction/
  • Nicola Bown
  • Carolyn Burdett
  • Pamela Thurschwell
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Spiritualism, science and the supernatural in mid-Victorian Britain/
  • Richard Noakes
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Investigations and fictions: Charles Dickens and ghosts/
  • Louise Henson
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Spectral politics: the Victorian ghost story and the domestic servant/
  • Eve M. Lynch
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • George Eliot's prophecies: coercive second sight and everyday thought reading/
  • Pamela Thurschwell
  • p. 87
  • 5.
  • Browning, the dramatic monologue and the resuscitation of the dead/
  • Adam Roberts
  • p. 109
  • 6.
  • Baron Corvo and the key to the underworld/
  • Colin Cruise
  • p. 128
  • 7.
  • What is the Stuff that dreams are made of?/
  • Nicola Bown
  • p. 151
  • 8.
  • Holman Hunt, William Dyce and the image of Christ/
  • Michaela Giebelhausen
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Knowledge, belief and the supernatural at the imperial margin/
  • Roger Luckhurst
  • p. 197
  • 10.
  • Romance, reincarnation and Rider Haggard/
  • Carolyn Burdett
  • p. 217
  • 11.
  • origins of modernism in the haunted properties of literature/
  • Geoffrey Gilbert
  • p. 239
  • 12.
  • Afterword/
  • Steven Connor
  • p. 258
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 279
  • Index.
  • p. 300
Control code
l82003053231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 305 p.
Isbn
9780521810159
Lccn
2003053231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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