New PDF release: Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750-1860

By P. Westover

Necromanticism is a ebook approximately literary tourism—readers' compulsion to go to houses, landscapes, and (especially) graves—in the lengthy Romantic interval. With textured case stories related to various authors, from William Godwin to Felicia Hemans and Walter Scott, this learn describes literary tourism as an primarily Romantic invention, heavily tied with what humans within the Romantic period felt it intended to learn and write. whilst, it unfolds tourism's value to Romanticism's canon-making practices, either nationwide and transatlantic. Contributing a clean figuring out of Romantic literary texts within the context of death-studies and commute background, Necromanticism highlights a fancy of book-love and memorial ritual that has deeply stimulated Anglophone literary tradition, either in Britain and within the United States.

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