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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Series Number 42

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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Series Number 42
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The Victorians were haunted by the supernatural, by 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. The Victorian Supernatural explores the sources of these beliefs in their literary, historical and cultural contexts. The collection brings together essays by scholars from literature, history of art and history of science, which examine the diversity of the Victorians' fascination with the supernatural. The essays show that the supernatural was not simply a reaction to a post-Darwinian loss of faith, but was embedded in virtually every aspect of Victorian culture. This important interdisciplinary study sheds light on debates surrounding the relationship between high and popular Victorian culture and contemporary notions of the supernatural.

Author Biography

Nicola Bown teaches Victorian literature and art at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature (Cambridge, 2001). Carolyn Burdett is Principal Lecturer in English at London Metropolitan University. She is the author of Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire (2000). Pamela Thurschwell is a lecturer in English at University College London, She is the author of Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking 1880-1920 (2001) and Sigmund Freud (2000).
Release date NZ
June 25th, 2009
Contributors
Edited by Carolyn Burdett Edited by Nicola Bown Edited by Pamela Thurschwell
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
9 Halftones, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
328
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780521114646
Product ID
3074414

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