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Author Mulvey Roberts, Marie

Title Gothic immortals : the fiction of the brotherhood of the rosy cross / Marie Roberts
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1989


Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Plates; Acknowledgements; 1. The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross; Forbidden Knowledge; The Philosopher's Stone and Elixir of Life; The Eternal Wanderer; 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; 3. Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Gothic Immortal; Science and Magic
The Bavarian IlluminatiNightmare Abbey; St Irvyne: The Rosicrucian; The Wandering Jew; 4. Mary Shelley and the Mortal Immortal; The Mortal Immortal; 'Valerius: The Reanimated Roman' and 'Roger Dodsworth: the Reanimated Englishman'; 'Transformation' and '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, Jacobin; The Unhallowed Arts; Rosicrucian Romanticism; 5. Maturin and the Rosicrucian Heresy; Fatal Revenge: A Gothic Melodrama
Heresies of the ImmortalMelmoth the Wanderer; 'The Enemy of Mankind'; Balzac and Melmoth Reconciled; 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; 7. The Problem of Immortality; Appendix: Sadak The Wanderer; Bibliography; Index
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
SUBJECT Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 fast
St. Leon (Godwin, William) fast
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain
Rosicrucians in literature.
Occultism in literature.
English fiction
Gothic revival (Literature)
Horror tales, English
Occultism in literature
Rosicrucians in literature
Great Britain
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131720641X