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A Geography of Victorian Gothic FictionMapping History's Nightmares$
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Robert Mighall

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262182

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001

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Haunted Houses I and II

Haunted Houses I and II

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(p.78) Chapter Three Haunted Houses I and II
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A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction
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Mighall Robert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0003

This chapter examines changes and diversification in Gothic fiction in England during the mid-Victorian period. It describes how a number of works enabled the Gothic legacy to be brought up to date and explains how the so-called Sensation vogue provided principal repository for Gothic themes in the middle decades of the 19th century. Some of the most notable works during this period include Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, Margaret Jane Hooper's The House of Raby, and Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit.

Keywords:   Gothic fiction, England, Victorian period, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables, Margaret Jane Hooper, The House of Raby, Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

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