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Bewilderments of vision : hallucination and literature, 1880-1914, Oliver Tearle

Label
Bewilderments of vision : hallucination and literature, 1880-1914
Title
Bewilderments of vision
Title remainder
hallucination and literature, 1880-1914
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Tearle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hallucination was always the ghost story's elephant in the room. Even before the vogue for psychical research and spiritualism began to influence writers at the end of the nineteenth century, tales of horror and the supernatural, of ghosts and demons, had been haunted by the possibility of some grand deception by the senses. But what is certainly true is that, during the nineteenth century, hallucination took on a new force and significance not just in ghost stories and horror fiction, but in other forms of writing. Authors began to encourage their readers to assess whether the ghostly had its origins in some supernatural phenomenon from beyond the grave, or from some deception within our own minds. This wide-ranging book explores the many factors which contributed to this rise in the interest in hallucination and visionary experience, during the nineteenth century and beyond. Through a series of close and often unusual readings of numerous writers including Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, and Arthur Machen, this original study explores what happened when hallucination appeared in fiction, and - even more importantly - why it happened at all."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tearle, Oliver
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.P75
LC item number
T43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hallucinations and illusions in literature
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • American fiction
  • Ghost stories
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Parapsychology
Label
Bewilderments of vision : hallucination and literature, 1880-1914, Oliver Tearle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [172]-203) and index
Contents
  • Fields of vision
  • Handconscience : strange case of Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Figmentary : Vernon Lee's wicked voice
  • Aftersense : Henry James's psychical cases
  • Insectial : Arthur Machen's Phantasmagoria
  • Re-reflections : Oliver Onions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 207 p.
Isbn
9781845192945
Isbn Type
(h/b : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012029395
System control number
  • 4131214-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4131214
  • (Sirsi) o805544845
  • (OCoLC)805544845
Label
Bewilderments of vision : hallucination and literature, 1880-1914, Oliver Tearle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [172]-203) and index
Contents
  • Fields of vision
  • Handconscience : strange case of Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Figmentary : Vernon Lee's wicked voice
  • Aftersense : Henry James's psychical cases
  • Insectial : Arthur Machen's Phantasmagoria
  • Re-reflections : Oliver Onions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 207 p.
Isbn
9781845192945
Isbn Type
(h/b : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012029395
System control number
  • 4131214-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4131214
  • (Sirsi) o805544845
  • (OCoLC)805544845

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