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London Gothic Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination

by Jenny Bavidge, Fred Botting

Part of the Continuum Literary Studies Series

London Gothic Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination Synopsis

London has taken a central role in urban Gothic, from key canonic texts like Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula through modern Gothic texts to the 'tourist gothic' of rebranded gastropubs and ghost tours. As a specific category, London Gothic is becoming as important for understanding ourselves today as it has been for thinking about the cultural productions of the late-nineteenth century. This is the first book to focus on Gothic representations of London, offering a range of essays from established and new scholars reading London Gothic as it is manifested in a variety of media and through varied critical approaches.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781441185129
Publication date: 24th May 2012
Author: Jenny Bavidge, Fred Botting
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 204 pages
Categories: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Cultural studies,

About Jenny Bavidge, Fred Botting

Anne Witchard is a Lecturer in the department of English and Linguistics at the University of Westminster, UK. She is author of Thomas Burke's Dark Chinoiserie (Ashgate, 2009). Lawrence Phillips is Professor in English Literature at the University of Northampton, UK. He is the founding editor of the academic e-journal Literary London Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London ( and an organiser of the annual Literary London Conference which has run since 2002.

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