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By Jamieson Ridenhour

During the nineteenth century, London used to be a fancy, bright, and multi-faceted urban, the 1st precise city. As such, it contained inside it a greatly disparate array of worlds and cultures. Representations of London in literature diverse simply as generally. within the past due 1830s, London began to appear as a website of literary terror, and via the top of the century a wide share of the $64000 Victorian “Gothic revival” novels have been set within the urban: The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The photograph of Dorian Gray, The 3 Impostors, The Beetle, Dracula, and plenty of others.

In Darkest London is a full-length examine of the Victorian city Gothic, a pervasive mode that looks not just in effortless novels of terror like these pointed out above but in addition within the works of mainstream authors similar to Charles Dickens and within the journalism and commute literature of the time. during this quantity, writer Jamieson Ridenhour seems past extensive concerns of the Gothic as a old mode to discover the advance of London and the concurrent upward thrust of the city Gothic. He additionally considers very particular facets of London’s illustration in those works and attracts upon fresh and then-contemporary theories, shut readings of appropriate texts, and cartography to help and extend those ideas.

This ebook examines the paintings of either canonical and non-canonical authors, together with Dickens, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, G.W.M. Reynolds, Richard Marsh, Arthur Machen, Marie Belloc Lowndes, and Oscar Wilde. putting the conventions of the Gothic shape of their right old context, In Darkest London will entice students and scholars attracted to an in-depth survey of the city Gothic.

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