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Author Houston, Gail Turley, 1950-

Title From Dickens to Dracula : Gothic, economics, and Victorian fiction / by Gail Turley Houston
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 165 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 48
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 48
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER 1 Banking on panic: the historical record and a theoretical frame; CHAPTER 2 Gothic economies in Bagehot, Marx, and Lord Overstone; CHAPTER 3 The ghost and the accountant: investing in panic in Villette; CHAPTER 4 "The Whole Duty of Man": circulating circulation in Dickens's Little Dorrit; CHAPTER 5 "Bankruptcy at my heels": Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, and the bankerization of identity; CHAPTER 6 Bankerization panic and the corporate personality in Dracula; Notes; Index
Summary Gail Turley Houston examines how the language and imagery of economics are transformed in Gothic fiction, and traces literary and uncanny elements in economic writings of the period. This stimulating interdisciplinary book reveals that the worlds of Victorian economics and Gothic fiction, seemingly separate, actually complemented and enriched each other
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-157) and index
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Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- Economics
Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula.
Economics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Economics in literature.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Financial crises in literature.
Financial crises -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
Money in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005046985
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