A History of the Modern British Ghost Story

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

bySimon Hay

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Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples fromSir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James andRudyard Kipling,amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.

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Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples fromSir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James andRudyard Kipling,amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.

SIMON J. HAY was educated at Massey University, New Zealand, and Duke University. He teaches Postcolonial Literature and Theory at Connecticut College, and his most recent publications are in Journal x, Radical Philosophy, and Pedagogy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230278329

ISBN - 13:9780230278325

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Even the Dead Will Not Be Safe
A Failed Modernity: The Ghost Story as the Bad Conscience of the Historical Novel
Fragment and Totality: The Ghost Story and Early Victorian Realism
Supernatural Naturalism: The Golden Age of the Ghost Story
Ghosts that a White Man Can See: The Ghost Story and Empire
'I had not Thought Death had Undone so Many': Modernism and the Ghost
The Ghost Story and Magic Realism
Conclusion: Ghosts and History
Works Cited
Index