Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorPatricia Pulham, Rosario Arias

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Examining works by writers including Michle Roberts, Michael Faber and A.S. Byatt, this collection highlights the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in neo-Victorian novels through the tropes of haunting and spectrality, parallelling a renewed interest in the impact of the supernatural and the occult on Victorian individuals.

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Examining works by writers including Michle Roberts, Michael Faber and A.S. Byatt, this collection highlights the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in neo-Victorian novels through the tropes of haunting and spectrality, parallelling a renewed interest in the impact of the supernatural and the occult on Victorian individuals.

PATRICIA PULHAM is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK.  ROSARIO ARIAS is Lecturer in English at the University of Mlaga, Spain.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 11.12 × 5.68 × 0.7 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents
Notes on contributors
PART I: HISTORIES AND HAUNTING
Figuring the Victorians: Sally Vicker's Angel--F.O'Gorman
Spectral Possessions: or, Some Reflections in the Glass--M.Llewellyn
PART II: SPECTRAL WOMEN
Repetition and Eternity: Spectral and Textual Continuity in Michle Roberts's In the Red Kitchen--A.Golda-Derejczyk
Liberating the Neo-Victorian Maid--E.Saxey
PART III: SENSING THE PAST
'The Unprettified Truth': Neo-Victorian Odours in Michael Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White--S.Colella
Henry James: A Haunting--P.Hidalgo
PART IV: CITY GHOSTS
Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces: The Spectral Return of Victorian London in Neo-Victorian Fiction--R.Arias
The Fine Art of Murder: [G]hosted Serial Killers in the Neo-Victorian City--P.Pulham
Index