Using three figures which populate fin de siècle Gothic fiction - the vampire, the man of science, and the ghost - this chapter explores canonical works by Stoker, Stevenson, James and Wells, alongside work by lesser-known writers such as Charlotte Riddell, Edith Nesbit, Florence Marryat and B. M. Croker. It argues that fictions by female writers address many of the same cultural themes as those by men, but often evince a distinctly female sensibility that at times modulates into overt feminist criticism.
|Title of host publication||The Victorian gothic: an Edinburgh companion|
|Editors||Andrew Smith, William Hughes|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2012|
Bibliographical noteThe Victorian gothic: an Edinburgh companion, nominated for the Allan Lloyd Smith book prize for the best book on a Gothic topic published between 2011-12.
- fin de siècle
- Victorian period