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    London Gothic: Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination (Continuum Literary Studies) (Paperback) Edited by Anne Veronica Witchard, Edited by Lawrence Phillips, Contributions by Jenny Bavidge, Contributions by Fred Botting, Contributions by Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, Contributions by Nick Freeman, Contributions by Roger Luckhurst, Contributions by Jon Mackley, Contributions by Emma McEvoy, Contributions by Alex Murray

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    DescriptionLondon has taken a central role in urban Gothic, from key canonic texts like Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula through modern Gothic texts to the 'tourist gothic' of rebranded gastropubs and ghost tours. As a specific category, London Gothic is becoming as important for understanding ourselves today as it has been for thinking about the cultural productions of the late-nineteenth century. This is the first book to focus on Gothic representations of London, offering a range of essays from established and new scholars reading London Gothic as it is manifested in a variety of media and through varied critical approaches.


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    Title
    London Gothic
    Subtitle
    Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Anne Veronica Witchard, Edited by Lawrence Phillips, Contributions by Jenny Bavidge, Contributions by Fred Botting, Contributions by Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, Contributions by Nick Freeman, Contributions by Roger Luckhurst, Contributions by Jon Mackley, Contributions by Emma McEvoy, Contributions by Alex Murray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 294 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441185129
    ISBN 10: 1441185127
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004180
    DC22: 820.9358
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC23: 820.9358421
    Thema V1.0: DSBF, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    26 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Anne Witchard is a Lecturer in the department of English and Linguistics at the University of Westminster, UK. She is author of Thomas Burke's Dark Chinoiserie (Ashgate, 2009). Lawrence Phillips is Professor in English Literature at the University of Northampton, UK. He is the founding editor of the academic e-journal Literary London Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London (www.literarylondon.org) and an organiser of the annual Literary London Conference which has run since 2002.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction Anne Witchard and Laurence Phillips; Part I: Victorians to Moderns; 2. Towards a Phenomenology of Urban Gothic: The Example of Dickens Julian Wolfreys; 3. 'A fatal freshness': Mid-Victorian Suburbophobia Anne Witchard; 4. 'A City of Nightmares': Suburban Anxiety in Arthur Machen's Gothic London Amanda Mordavsky Caleb; 5. An Occult Gazetteer of Bloomsbury: An Experiment in Method Roger Luckhurst; Part II: Contemporary Prose Narratives; 6. 'This Light was Pale and Ghostly': Stewart Home, Horror and the Gothic Destruction of 'London' Alex Murray; 7. '[T]hat eventless realm': Hilary Mantel's Beyond Black and the Ghosts of the M25 Catherine Spooner; 8. 'Where The Evil Is': The London of Derek Raymond Nick Freeman; 9. Rats, Floods and Flowers: London's Gothicized Nature Jenny Bavidge; Part III: Performance and Film; 10. Gog and Magog: Guardians of the city J.S. Mackley; 11. 'West End Ghosts and Southwark Horrors': London'd Gothic Tourism Emma McEvoy; 12. Zoombie London: Unexceptionalities of the New World Order Fred Botting; 13. What lies beneath: The London Underground and Contemporary Gothic Film Horror Lawrence Phillips; Notes on Contributors; Index.