Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction by Jen Cadwallader

Full Title: Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction
Author/Editor(s): Jen Cadwallader (1979-)
ISBN: 1137559926, 9781137559920
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published Place: New York NY
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: 23 cm
LCCN: 2015028110
Number of pages: 209 (209 pages)
English Fiction > 19th Century > History And Criticism
Ghost Stories, English > History And Criticism
Psychological Fiction, English > History And Criticism
Supernatural In Literature
Ghosts In Literature
Supernatural > History > 19th Century
Literature And Society > England > History > 19th Century
LITERARY CRITICISM > General > Bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM > European > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh > Bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM > European > General > Bisacsh
English Fiction > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00910817
Ghost Stories, English > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00942411
Ghosts In Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00942440
Literature And Society > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01000096
Psychological Fiction, English > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01081356
Supernatural > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01138960
Supernatural In Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01138966
England > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01219920

"Spirits and Spirituality in Victorian Fiction argues that supernatural encounters in nineteenth-century fiction show Victorians trying to achieve greater spiritual agency by adapting scientific theories to traditional Christianity. The increasing presence of ghosts across the nineteenth century - in fiction, newspaper accounts, seances, and magic shows - thus highlights a significant countercurrent to the general decline of faith during the period. Through examining ghost encounters in the fiction of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, Rhoda Broughton, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, and others, this book demonstrates how the supernatural served as a site where a range of stances toward spirituality could be tested: from ambivalence toward both scientific and religious epistemologies to fascinating instances of spiritual evolution. Not only do fictional ghosts suggest that belief persisted despite an intellectual climate that often associated spirituality with credulity, but they also "

Provided by publisher.
Introduction: Framing the Ghost Story
1. Physiology, Pharmacology, and the Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu
2. Dickens's Ghosts and the Christmas Spirit
3. The Anatomy of Desire: Madness, Mesmerism, and the Specters of Female Sexuality
4. Mourning the Dead and the Rise of the New Faith
Coda: Cecilia De Noel and the Triumph of Experience.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BD24.90705-11-6219405
Other ID: 918149879(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: PR878.S85 C33 2016
Dewey Decimal: 823/.809375
Released Date: 20160420

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APA Style:
Cadwallader, J. (2016). Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Cadwallader, Jen. Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Print.

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Cadwallader, Jen. Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.