Visions of an Unseen World: Ghost Beliefs and Ghost Stories in Eighteenth Century England, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Visions of an Unseen World

Ghost Beliefs and Ghost Stories in Eighteenth Century England, 1st Edition

By Sasha Handley

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304 pages

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A study of the production, circulation and consumption of English ghost stories during the Age of Reason. This work examines a variety of mediums: ballads and chapbooks, newspapers, sermons, medical treatises and scientific journals, novels and plays. It relates the telling of ghost stories to changes associated with the Enlightenment.

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Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh