The Victorian Supernatural

The Victorian Supernatural


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The Victorian Supernatural by Nicola Bown

This collection brings together essays by scholars from literature, history of art and history of science which explore the diversity of Victorian fascination with the supernatural: ghosts and fairies, table-rappings and telepathic encounters, occult religions and the idea of reincarnation, visions of the other world and a reality beyond the everyday. These essays demonstrate that the supernatural was not simply a reaction to the "post-Darwinian loss of faith", but was embedded in virtually every aspect of Victorian culture.

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ISBN-13: 9780521114646
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/25/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nicola Bown teaches Victorian literature and art at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature (Cambridge, 2001).

Carolyn Burdett is Principal Lecturer in English at London Metropolitan University. She is the author of Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire (2000).

Pamela Thurschwell is a lecturer in English at University College London, She is the author of Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking 1880-1920 (2001) and Sigmund Freud (2000).

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