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The shape of fear : horror and the fin de siecle culture of decadence / Susan J. Navarette.

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Subject: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Heart of darkness.
James, Henry, 1843-1916. Turn of the screw.
Heart of darkness (Conrad, Joseph)
Turn of the screw (James, Henry)
English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Horror tales, English > History and criticism.
Literature and science > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Decadence (Literary movement) > England.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780813147949
  • ISBN: 0813147948
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (327 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1; 1 Rictus Invictus; 2 Walter de la Mare's ""A: B: 0."": The Text for the Context; 3 Unsealing Sense in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw; 4 Articulating the Dead: Vernon Lee, Decadence, and ""The Doll""; Part 2; 5 The Word Made flesh: Protoplasmic Predications in Arthur Machen's ""The Great God Pan""; 6 The Anatomy of failure: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary: During the last decades of the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Walter Pater and others changed the nature of thought concerning the human body and the physical environment that had shaped it. In response, the 1890s saw the publication of a series of remarkable literary works that had their genesis in the intense scientific and aesthetic activity of those preceding decades -- texts that emphasized themes of degeneration and were themselves stylistically decompositive, with language both a surrogate for physical deformity and a source of anxiety. Susan J. Navarette exami.
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