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By E. J. Clery

A style of supernatural fiction was once one of the extra unbelievable items of the Age of Enlightenment. This ebook questions the ancient purposes for its turning out to be attractiveness within the overdue eighteenth century. starting with the infamous case of the Cock Lane ghost, a acting poltergeist who grew to become an important appeal in London in 1762, and with Garrick's spellbinding and paradigmatic functionality because the ghost-seeing Hamlet, it strikes directly to examine the Gothic novels of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, M. G. Lewis, and others, in unforeseen new lighting, drawing out the relationship among fictions of the supernatural and the expansion of consumerism.

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