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Author Mulvey-Roberts, Marie

Title Gothic immortals : the fiction of the brotherhood of the rosy cross / Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Published Abingdon : Routledge, 2016
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Contents pt. 1. The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross: Forbidden knowledge -- The philosopher's stone and elixir of life -- The eternal wanderer -- pt. 2. William Godwin's Darkness of enlightenment: The sleep of reason produces monsters -- An enlightenment panacea: the cure for death -- Godwin and Malthus -- Lives of the Necromancers -- St. Leon, a Rosicrucian novel -- Alchemist and adept -- The anarchy of immortality -- St. Godwin -- Hermippus Redivivus -- pt. 3. Percy Bysshe Shelley: a gothic immortal: Science and magic -- The Bavarian illuminati -- Nightmare Abbey -- St. Irvyne: The Rosicrucian -- The wandering Jew -- pt. 4. Mary Shelley and the mortal immortal: Valerius: the reanimated Roman -- Roger Dodsworth: the reanimated Englishman -- Transformation -- The evil eye -- Frankenstein -- The Rosicrucian cavern -- Castle Frankenstein and alchemist Dippel -- Franklin and Frankenstein -- The botanic garden and female monstrosity -- The illuminati and the monster, Jacobian -- The unhallowed arts -- Rosicrucian romanticism -- pt. 5. Maturin and the Rosicrucian heresy: Fatal revenge: a gothic melodrama -- Heresies of the immortal -- Melmoth the wanderer -- The enemy of mankind -- Balzac and Melmoth reconciled -- pt. 6. Bulwer-Lytton and the rose and cross: Novelist and rose-cross brother -- The actual and the ideal: the rose and the cross -- Rosicrucian short stories -- Zanoni: a novel of initiation -- The elixir of life and the dweller of the threshold -- The French revolution and the failed ideal -- Artist and magician -- A strange story -- The metaphysics of immortality -- Science and sorcery -- pt. 7. The problem of immortality -- Appendix: Sadak the wanderer
Analysis Gothic novels in English Influence of rosicrucianism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Godwin, William, 1756-1836. St. Leon
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 -- Knowledge -- Occultism.
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. fast
Orden Rosacruz -- En la literatura. embne
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
Occultism in literature.
Rosicrucians in literature.
English fiction.
Gothic revival (Literature)
Horror tales, English.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Novela inglesa -- S. XIX -- Historia y crítica.
Occultism in literature.
Rosicrucians in literature.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317206398