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    Description'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head...' 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. 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 the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment.


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    Title
    Late Victorian Gothic Tales
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roger Luckhurst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 239 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192804808
    ISBN 10: 0192804804
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB, FC
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027040
    DC22: 823.0872908
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Illustrations note
    4 line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    18 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Roger Luckhurst is Senior Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College.
    Review quote
    The characters in Roger Luckhurst's excellent selection are variously assailed by mummies, bewitched by revived pagan goddesses, and doomed to inexorable decline by the misdeeds of their ancestors. Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    DIONEA; LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME; SIR EDMUND ORME; MAGIC LANTERN; THE SPECTRAL HAND; THE MARK OF THE BEAST; THE DAK BUNGALOW AT DAKOR; LOT 249; THE CASE OF LADY SANNOX; THE PALLINGHURST BAROW; THE GREAT GOD PAN; VAILA