Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction

Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction

by Toni Reed

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Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction by Toni Reed

The hero of the story is a demonic lover — dark, handsome, mysterious, and dangerously seductive. The heroine — beautiful, and innocent — willingly becomes his victim and is destroyed by him. This story of demon-lover and victim, always charged with passion, has been told over and over, from Greek mythology through contemporary fiction and films.

Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction is the first historical and structural exploration of the demon-lover motif, with emphasis on major works of British fiction from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; it will interest those concerned with gender role conflicts in literature and with the mutual influence of oral and written texts of folklore and formal literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813116631
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 12/28/1988
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Toni Reed is a lecturer in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. This book was a runner-up for the 1987 Midwest Modern Language Association Book Award.

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