Download e-book for iPad: Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic by William Hughes, Andrew Smith (eds.)

By William Hughes, Andrew Smith (eds.)

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Stoker is better remembered this day because the writer of Dracula . besides the fact that, because the twelve essays during this quantity show, Stoker's paintings blends the Gothic with the discourses of politics, sexuality, medication and nationwide identification to provide texts which may be learn via quite a few serious methodologies. Following an creation that analyses how Stoker's writings were seriously got within the 20th century, the e-book addresses now not purely Dracula but additionally the author's different writings via historicism, psychology and genre.

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J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh, introduced by Frederick Shroyer (New York: Dover, 1966 rpt) p. xviii. All subsequent references are to this edition, and are given in the text. See also 'Earlier Type of the Sensation Novel', in Le Fanu's Dublin University Magazine, 63 (1864) 460-9. Bram Stoker, 'The Censorship of Fiction', The Nineteenth Century and After, 64 (1908) 479-87. Charles Maturin, The Milesian Chief, 3 vols (London: Henry Colburn, 1812) Vol. 1, p. 20. Charles Maturin, The Albigenses: A Romance, 4 vols (New York: Arno, 1974 rpt) Vol.

Van Helsing's accented speech constantly reminds the reader, however, that the Professor too is an alien in England. He is aided in his quest by figures who simultaneously represent national modernity and continuity. Of Lucy's three suitors, the American Quincey Morris embodies the enterprising spirit of the English race invigorated by its transplantation to a land of new adventures, Arthur Holmwood is a member of the traditional English aristocracy, and Jolm Seward is a modern scientist. Renfield, who has elsewhere detected racial nobility in Dracula, recognises these attributes when he addresses them as 'gentlemen, who by nationality, by heredity, or by the possession of natural gifts, are fitted to hold your respective places in the moving world' (p.

280). Luring Dracula into his cell he then attempts to kill Mirra's attacker, only to lose his own life. The answer to blood-lust is presented as self-sacrifice. Alliances with Anglo-Irish Gothic 19 The substitution of self-sacrifice for violence is a common theme in Stoker's work from his earliest religious allegories for children, Under the Sunset (1882) in which an orphan girl, Zaya, offers herself to the Invisible Giant to prevent plague from entering her city. ' 12 In Dracula the violence and eroticism of the material is held in check by the fierce formal symmetry of the narrative, which divides into two halves: the first detailing Dracula's violent incursions in a typically masculine Gothic trajectory, the second sacrificially reversing the acts of the first even as far as Transylvania where Dracula is destroyed.

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