Imagining the Dead in British Literature and Culture, 1790–1848
Examines why the dead were believed to hold a stake in political and social issues, and how reformers sought to distance them from the living
Investigates to what extent the dead influenced social norms and change in the first half of the nineteenth century
Offers a literary focus to the interdisciplinary field of Death Studies by looking at Wordsworth, Dickens, De Quincey and Godwin, and placing them in dialogue with a compelling range of Romantic and Victorian writers from the fields of psychology, aesthetics, philosophy, educational theory and politics.
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