From Wollstonecraft to Stoker: Essays on Gothic and Victorian Sensation Fiction

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Marilyn Brock
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 220 pages
This collection of 13 essays examines the work of Victorian authors Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Mary Wollstonecraft, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James and Charlotte Bronte. Each essay explores their use of archetypal Gothic elements, such as dark secrets and forbidden sensations, to depict nineteenth-century attitudes to class, gender, race, colonialism and imperialism.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Instability of Identity
15
The Colonial Context of Gothic and Sensation Fiction
89
Fallen Woman Fallen Man in the Victorian Novel
145
About the Contributors
207
Index
211
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Editor Marilyn Brock is an adjunct English professor. She has published short fiction in Miranda Literary Magazine, Planet Magazine and other literary journals. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.

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