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Gothic Kernow Cornwall as Strange Fiction

Author : Ruth Heholt
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Cornwall as Strange Fiction is focused on written and visual culture that is made in, or made about, Cornwall and where there is affinity with Gothic. Cornwall and the Scilly Isles (known as ‘Kernow’ in the Cornish language) have a special relationship with Gothic, one that has been overlooked in the literature on regional Gothic. In 1998, Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik coined the term ‘Cornish Gothic’ in relation to the work of Daphne du Maurier. Since then, however, there have been few discussions of the distinctive types of Gothic engendered by cultural and imaginative re-creations of Cornwall or where it has played a generative role within creative practice. Cornwall as Strange Fiction argues that a persistent imaginative romance with the peninsular has produced a specific and distinctive set of Gothic fictions and creative outputs that mark an exciting new departure in the discussion of regional and media-aware Gothic studies. Offering new insights into the relationships between place and Gothic, this book aims to engender and encourage greater debate through our argument that Cornwall plays a potent role in the landscape of regional Gothic and argues that it needs to be considered more fully as a major catalyst in the Gothic imagination.

Gothic Kernow Cornwall as Strange Fiction

Author : Ruth Heholt
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Focussing on written and visual culture that is made in or made about Cornwall, this book argues that Cornwall and the Scilly Isles (known as ‘Kernow’ in the Cornish language) have a special relationship with Gothic, one that has been overlooked in the literature on regional Gothic.

Cornish Characters and Strange Events

Author : S. Baring-Gould
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Cornish Characters and Strange Events" by S. Baring-Gould. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Locating the Gothic in British Modernity

Author : Sam Wiseman
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This study considers how British literature from the late-Victorian era to the 1930s draws upon Gothic and supernatural narrative and imagery in its representations of place, whether metropolitan, suburban or rural; it argues that this period of dramatic socio-cultural change is shadowed by a corresponding evolution in Gothic literary representation.

St James Guide to Horror Ghost Gothic Writers

Author : St James Press
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Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres.

Cornish Horrors

Author : Joan Passey
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A mariner inherits a skull that screams incessantly along with the roar of the sea; a phantom hare stalks the moors to deliver justice for a crime long dead; a man witnesses a murder in the Cornish woods, only to wonder whether it was he himself who committed the crime. Offering a bounty of lost or forgotten strange and Gothic tales set in Cornwall, Cornish Horrors explores the rich folklore and traditions of the county in a journey through mines, local mythology, shipwrecks, seascapes, and the coming of the railway and tourism. With tales by horror luminaries such as Bram Stoker, Poe, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, this edition also features a host of underappreciated writers such as F. Tennyson Jesse and Margery Williams - said to be a strong influence on Lovecraft's writing.

Cornish Characters and Strange Events

Author : Sabine Baring-Gould
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The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson 1821 1850

Author : Lord Alfred Tennyson, Baron
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Many years in preparation, this first volume of Lang and Shannon's edition of Tennyson's correspondence lives up to all expectations. In a comprehensive introduction the editors present not only the biographical background, with vivid portrayals of the dramatis personae, but also the story of the manuscripts, the ones that were destroyed and the many that luckily survived. The Tennyson who emerges in this volume is not a serene or Olympian figure. He is moody, impulsive, often reckless, now full of camaraderie, now plagued by anxiety or resentment, deeply attached to close friends and family and uninterested in the social scene. His early life is unenviable: we see glimpses of the embittered, drunken father, the distraught mother, the swarm of siblings in the rectory at Somersby in Lincolnshire. The happiest period is the three years at Cambridge, terminated when his father dies, and the two years thereafter, with Arthur Hallam engaged to his sister and a frequent visitor at their house. The shock of Hallam's death in 1833, coupled with the savage attack on Tennyson's poems in the Quarterly Review, is followed by depression, bouts of alcoholism, financial problems, and gradually, in the 1840s, increasing recognition of his work. The year 1850 sees the publication of In Memoriam, his long-deferred marriage at age forty to Emily Seliwood, and his acceptance, not without misgivings, of the post of Poet Laureate. The editors have garnered and selected a large number of letters to and about Tennyson which supplement his own letters, fill in lacunae in the narrative, and reveal him to us as his friends and contemporaries saw him.

Selina Penaluna

Author : Jan Page
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Ellen and Jack are twins, evacuated from East London to Cornwall at the start of the Second World War. They are taken in by the Rosewarnes, a wealthy, highly-educated couple and find themselves living in Spindrift, an extraordinary slate house overlooking the savage northern coast. Ellen relishes this opportunity to better herself, but Jack finds his new life stifling and seeks freedom in the arms of Selina Penaluna, a fisherman’s daughter whose wild beauty turns every man’s head. As the war takes a heavy toll on the family, Ellen is left alone, consumed with jealousy and hatred of the siren that stole her brother’s heart. Now an elderly widow, Ellen has decided to sell Spindrift and leave her beloved Cornwall forever. But she cannot lay the bitter memories to rest. What is more, she discovers that someone has been keeping secrets from her. The tragic tale of Selina Penaluna isn’t over yet...

Fiction Catalog

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
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