The Rise of Supernatural Fiction, 1762 1800

The Rise of Supernatural Fiction A genre of supernatural fiction was among the improbable products of the Age of Enlightenment This book questions the historical reasons for its growing popularity in the late eighteenth century Begin

  • Title: The Rise of Supernatural Fiction, 1762 1800
  • Author: E.J. Clery
  • ISBN: 9780521664585
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • A genre of supernatural fiction was among the improbable products of the Age of Enlightenment This book questions the historical reasons for its growing popularity in the late eighteenth century Beginning with the notorious case of the Cock Lane ghost, a performing poltergeist who became a major attraction in London in 1762, and with Garrick s spellbinding and paradA genre of supernatural fiction was among the improbable products of the Age of Enlightenment This book questions the historical reasons for its growing popularity in the late eighteenth century Beginning with the notorious case of the Cock Lane ghost, a performing poltergeist who became a major attraction in London in 1762, and with Garrick s spellbinding and paradigmatic performance as the ghost seeing Hamlet, it moves on to look at the Gothic novels of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, M G Lewis, and others, in unexpected new lights, drawing out the connection between fictions of the supernatural and the growth of consumerism.

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    • This book aims “to make apparent the otherness of the past by considering what was at stake in the exclusion of apparitions from works of literature” (2) prior to its popularization in the 1790s. Clery begins prior to the appearance of The Mysteries of Otranto, when belief in Enlightenment empiricism rendered a serious depiction of the supernatural unthinkable; she traces the increasing aestheticization and valuation of fear as an effect which can justify supernatural elements; and, after es [...]


    • This is a fascinating look at the cultural, historical, and social factors that produced the popular genre of supernatural fiction. It also takes into account things that were popular at the time that contributed to the atmosphere so ready to receive supernatural/gothic fiction - things like seances, popular beliefs in ghosts/spirits, and so on. It's just a really cool book.


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