The late Victorian Gothic mental science, the uncanny and scenes of writing by Hilary Grimes

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Published by Ashgate in Burlington, VT .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English,
  • Technology in literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Psychology in literature,
  • Supernatural in literature,
  • Literature and technology,
  • English fiction,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementHilary Grimes
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR878.T3 G75 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24839376M
ISBN 109781409427209, 9781409427216
LC Control Number2011013777

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2 Victorian Gothic. Jack Clark. The late Victorian period saw the publication of some of the most enduring and popular Gothic texts in English literature.

These texts were controversial as they often scrutinized and critiqued social and cultural structures of the period and simultaneously sensationalized them with romantic notions, sexual depravity, immorality, and grotesque monstrous.

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Late Victorian Gothic Tales - Published by Oxford University Press, this volume contains an excellent introductory essay by Roger Luckhurst and a dozen selections from some of the finest authors of the period - Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen, Henry James, Vernon Lee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Bithia Mary Croker, Grant Allen, M.P.

Shiel, and Jean Lorrain/5. With particular attention to texts that are not placed within the Gothic genre, but which nevertheless conceal Gothic themes, The Late Victorian Gothic demonstrates that the end of the nineteenth century produced a Gothicism specific to the by: The Victorian fin de si--egrave--;cle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(34). Victorian Gothic: "In the Victorian era, Gothic fiction had ceased to be a dominant literary genre. However, the Gothic tropes used earlier in the eighteenth century in texts such as Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho were transported and interwoven into many late-nineteenth century tropes included psychological and physical terror; mystery and the.

The spirits of newly annexed territory in this great age of European colonisation often hit back like this, establishing a late-Victorian sub-form, 'Imperial Gothic.' This gains ground after the occupation of Egypt inwhich brought a flood of reanimated mummies and other tomb furniture onto the literary market.

LATE VICTORIAN GOTHIC TALES THE late-Victorian Gothic was a revival of the Gothic form that in a few short years produced some of the most enduring characters of the genre: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (), Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray (), H.

Wells’s Dr Moreau. Victorian Reads. The late Victorian Gothic book Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Most lists of Gothic fiction rightly include Jane Eyre and The late Victorian Gothic book Heights, but somehow manage to forget this book by the youngest Bronte sister.

It is every bit the equal of its literary siblings. The late victorian gothic was also strongly influenced by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, and yet he is also missing from this anthology. Nonetheless, this book will be full of treats for real fans of the gothic. Read more. 35 people found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report by: Choice 'The Late Victorian Gothic provides an interesting and detailed investigation of issues like spiritualism, mental science, hypnotism, which have lately been at the core of a renewed attention by Victorian literary critics.

Such topics are well contextualized in the late Victorian social scene and actively linked to its multifaceted.

Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled (in its second edition) "A Gothic Story".Gothic fiction tends to place emphasis on both emotion and a.

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$; $; Publisher Description. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry. There is a lot of overlap with gothic horror, and many gothic horror books are often categorized also as gothic fantasy.

Gothic fantasy tends to be grittier, bloodier, more shadowy, and creepier than your usual fantasy novel. Gothic fantasy includes many of the key elements of gothic fiction and gothic horror, only with a fantastical bent.

Although it can be argued that the medieval Gothic period influenced a time before the Victorians, from around the s, the evidence from Victorian literature, such as Poe’s writing and the Bronte sister’s novels, suggests that there was a clear influence from the Gothic period in Victorian Gothic or supernatural literature.

English literature - English literature - Late Victorian literature: “The modern spirit,” Matthew Arnold observed in“is now awake.” In Charles Darwin had published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Historians, philosophers, and scientists were all beginning to apply the idea of evolution to new areas of study of the human experience. Macabre tales of horror, mystery, and romance seeped their way into the public consciousness of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Known as Gothic horror, these morbid stories came from a variety of new voices; Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Robert Louis Stevenson pioneered the craft and were followed in the late Victorian era by Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and others.

The fanciful Gothic Revival style spread across North America via pattern books such as Andrew Jackson Downing's popular Victorian Cottage Residences () and The Architecture of Country Houses (). Some builders lavished the fashionable Gothic details on otherwise modest wooden cottages.

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, neo-Gothic, or Gothick) is an architectural movement that began in the late s in England. Its momentum grew in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time.

The Victorian fin de siecle has many associations: 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.

Although Colin McGinn, for example, evaluates the novel in terms of its humanist agenda in ‘Ethics, Evil, and Fiction’ (), he neglects, as with other Wilde critics, to consider the role of the Victorian gothic as the mechanism via which Wilde achieves his moral aims regarding the soul and its function as the repository for humanity’s.

The Gothic Revival movement (also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic) emerged in Britain in the s, and reached its height in the lateth century. The style is characterized by such decorative flourishes as pointed arches, floral details, finials, heraldic motifs and linenfold carving.

The Italian forms and the Gothic Revival arrived at about the same time, two picturesque styles that ended Greek Revival’s long reign. In England, Gothic would become the predominant style of the Romantic or early Victorian period.

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Nonetheless, this book will be full of treats for real fans of the gothic. Read more. 34 people found this helpful. s: Readers of late Victorian gothic fiction have long recognised the animality of many of the monstrous figures that people its pages, but the relationship between animal and monster that such recognition calls into question has remained curiously under-theorised.

The Victorian era was arguably the most productive time for the Gothic genre. Laden with supernatural experiences and insanity around every corner, the Gothic created a distinct genre of eeriness and morbidity.

The key to understanding the genre’s development lies in the culture that caused it to thrive. Victorian culture saw the. Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century. Victorian refers to the reign of Queen Victoria (–), called the Victorian era, during which period the styles known as Victorian were used in r, many elements of what is typically termed "Victorian" architecture did not become popular until later in Victoria's reign.

Anxiety and the vampire in late-Victorian Britain. Dracula – described by a reviewer in the 26 June edition of Punch as ‘the very weirdest of weird tales’ – presents a series of contrasts and clashes between old traditions and new ideas.

Stoker uses the figure of the vampire as thinly-veiled shorthand for many of the fears that haunted the Victorian fin de siècle. 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.

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The Victorian period saw Gothic fiction evolving and taking on new characteristics. With a focus on the late 19th century curator Greg Buzwell traces common themes and imagery found in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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