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12. The ghost in the machine

12. The ghost in the machine  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0012
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586790
Ironically, despite its deep historic basis, the Gothic has always been a modern movement inspired by contemporary culture. Advances in science inspired Gothic writers such as Mary Shelley ... More
9. The poetics of blood

9. The poetics of blood  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586790
Gothic novels inspired a new genre of writers known later as the Romantics who harked back to the romances of the Middle Ages. Writers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Keats and ... More
6. Dickensian

6. Dickensian  

Jenny Hartley

in Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
Published Online: 
Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191783203
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198714996.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198714996
Charles Dickens became an adjective in his own lifetime. By the 1850s, he was ‘Dickenesque’ and ‘Dickensy’; ‘Dickensian’ came in the decade after his death. Contradictions beset the many ... More

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