The Resource The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800, E.J. Clery

The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800, E.J. Clery

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The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800
Title
The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800
Statement of responsibility
E.J. Clery
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A genre of supernatural fiction was among the more improbable products of the Age of Enlightenment, but produced a string of bestsellers. E.J. Clery's original and historically sensitive account charts the troubled entry of the supernatural into fiction, and examines the reasons for its growing popularity in the late eighteenth century. Beginning with the notorious case of the Cock Lane ghost, a performing poltergeist who became a major attraction in the London of 1762, and with Garrick's spell-binding performance as the ghost-seeing Hamlet, it moves on to look at the Gothic novels of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, M.G. Lewis and others, in unexpected new lights. The central insight emerging from the rich resources of Clery's research concerns the connection between fictions of the supernatural and the growth of consumerism
  • Not only are ghost stories successful commodities in the rapidly commercialising book market, they are also considered here as reflections on the disruptive effects of this socio-economic transformation. In providing a newly detailed context for the rise of supernatural fiction, Clery's work will change our view of its dramatic role - as much commercial as creative - in the movement from Enlightenment to Romanticism
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Clery, E. J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.S85
LC item number
C58 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Horror tales, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • English fiction
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature publishing
  • Ghost stories, English
  • Récits d'horreur anglais
  • Roman noir (Genre littéraire)
  • Roman anglais
  • Surnaturel dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Littérature
  • Histoires de fantômes anglaises
  • Engels
  • Griezelverhalen
  • Gothic novel
  • Letterkunde
  • Littérature fantastique anglaise
  • Littérature d'épouvante anglaise
  • Merveilleux (littérature)
  • Roman anglais
  • Fantômes
  • Roman gothique
  • Epouvante dans la littérature
  • Littérature fantastique anglaise
  • English fiction
  • Ghost stories, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, English
  • Literature and society
  • Literature publishing
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800, E.J. Clery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Techniques of Ghost-Seeing. 1. The case of the Cock Lane ghost. 2. Producing enthusiastic terror -- pt. II. The Business of Romance. 3. The advantages of history. 4. Back to the future. 5. The value of the supernatural in a commercial society -- pt. III. The Strange Luxury of Artificial Terror. 6. Women, luxury and the sublime. 7. The supernatural explained. 8. Like a heroine -- pt. IV. Magico-Political Tales. 9. The terrorist system. 10. Conspiracy, subversion, supernaturalism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780521453165
Lccn
94010649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30318850
  • (OCoLC)ocm30318850
Label
The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800, E.J. Clery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Techniques of Ghost-Seeing. 1. The case of the Cock Lane ghost. 2. Producing enthusiastic terror -- pt. II. The Business of Romance. 3. The advantages of history. 4. Back to the future. 5. The value of the supernatural in a commercial society -- pt. III. The Strange Luxury of Artificial Terror. 6. Women, luxury and the sublime. 7. The supernatural explained. 8. Like a heroine -- pt. IV. Magico-Political Tales. 9. The terrorist system. 10. Conspiracy, subversion, supernaturalism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780521453165
Lccn
94010649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30318850
  • (OCoLC)ocm30318850

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