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The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles
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The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles is concerned with Gothic representations of London in the late nineteenth-century. Establishing that a modern Gothic literary mode relocates the traditional rural Gothic to the late nineteenth-century metropolis, this volume explores the cultural history of London in the nineteenth century. The subsequent discussion of the Gothic fictions of Stevenson, Wilde and Wells offers new perspectives from which to assess the impact of contemporary perceptions of London as a Gothicized space on the works of these novelists.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Abbreviations * Foreword by Laurence Davies * Introduction: The Literary Mood of the Fin de Si�cle * The Modern Gothic * The City Real and Imagined * 'City of Dreadful Night': Stevenson's Gothic London * Oscar Wilde: Gothic Ironies and Terrible Dualities * 'The coming terror': Wells's Outcast London and the Modern Gothic * Epilogue: Gothic Futures * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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Linda Dryden is is the author of "Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

About the Author

LINDA DRYDEN is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. She has published papers in the area of literature and cultural studies, and is the author of Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). Dr Dryden is currently working as co-editor of a colume about Conrad's publishing history. AE(00): Foreword by LAURENCE DAVIES

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"Dryden skillfully unravels the network of cultural, political, scientific and historical forces at work in the Gothic fictions of Stevenson, Wilde and Wells. A significant contribution to literary history." - Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck College, UK

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