A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction Mapping History"s Nightmares by Robert Mighall

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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 Author: Jennifer Ferguson.

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The ideas of supernatural elements, although pre-existent to the Victorian period, seemed to gain a certain momentum with the rise of the ghost story and supernatural elements in fiction.

Although Gothic literature, as a genre, had been increasingly popular from the mid-eighteenth century, the Victorian period saw a rise in a new genre of Gothic.

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Buy A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction by Robert Mighall from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: Robert Mighall. 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.

Andrew Smith is Professor of Nineteenth Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield. His 19 published book include Gothic Death A Literary History (), The Ghost Story A Cultural History (), Victorian Demons (), Gothic Radicalism (), and The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (edited with William Hughes: ).

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Victorian Reads. Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Most lists of Gothic fiction rightly include Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, but somehow manage to forget this book by the youngest Bronte sister. It is every bit the equal of its literary siblings.

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O'Malley foregrounds the continuing importance of Victorian Gothic as a genre through which British authors defined their culture and what was outside it. Reviews 'O'Malley's impeccably researched Catholicism, Sexual Deviance and the Gothic serves as a valuable reminder of the centrality nonetheless of issues of religious belief to Victorian Author: Patrick R.

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Urban Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction, film horror and television dealing with industrial and post-industrial urban society. It was pioneered in the midth century in Britain, Ireland and the United States and developed in British novels such as Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (), and Irish novels such as Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Gothic literature began in the mid-eighteenth-century with Horace Walpole’s ‘The Castle of Otranto’, which is widely considered to the first true work of Gothic fiction (‘The Castle of Otranto’). However, the genre did not truly take off until the Victorian era, which spanned most of the nineteenth-century.

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Gothic fiction and explain its development in the Victorian period. A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares By Robert Mighall Bibliography Sales Rank: # in Books Published on: Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: " h x" w x " l, pounds Binding: Paperback   Gothic and Time in the Victorian Era According to Mighall, the Gothic texts of the period followed patterns where focus was placed simultaneously on the imperial borders and “the domestic ‘savages’ which resided in the very heart of the civilized world, and even in the ancestral memory of the modern civilized subject” (, ).

The animal characteristics of the monster in late Victorian gothic fiction make visible the biopolitical rationalisation of life in modern societies. Key moments in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and R.L. Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde provide evidence for the animality of late Victorian gothic monsters.

The 19th-century buildings, called High Gothic Revival, High Victorian Gothic, or Neo-Gothic, were closely modeled after the great architecture of medieval Europe. One of the most famous examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture is Victoria Tower () at the Royal Palace of Westminster in London, England.

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