From Dickens to Dracula by Gail Turley Houston
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From Dickens to Dracula
By Gail Turley Houston

From Dickens to Dracula

Gothic, Economics, and Victorian Fiction

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From Dickens to Dracula by Gail Turley Houston

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Ranging from the panoramic novels of Dickens to the horror of Dracula, Gail Turley Houston examines the ways in which the language and imagery of economics, commerce and banking are transformed in Victorian Gothic fiction, and traces literary and uncanny elements in economic writings of the period. Houston shows how banking crises were often linked with ghosts or inexplicable non-human forces and financial panic was figured through Gothic or supernatural means. In Little Dorrit and Villette characters are literally haunted by money, while the unnameable intimations of Dracula and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are represented alongside realist economic concerns. Houston pays particular attention to the term 'panic' as it moved between its double uses as a banking term and a defining emotion in sensational and Gothic fiction. This stimulating interdisciplinary book reveals that the worlds of Victorian economics and Gothic fiction, seemingly separate, actually complemented and enriched each other.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521846776
ISBN-10: 0521846773
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gail Turley Houston

Gail Turley Houston is Associate Professor of English at the University of New Mexico.

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