Sexuality and the Gothic Magic Lantern

Desire, Eroticism and Literary Visibilities from Byron to Bram Stoker

  • David J. Jones

Part of the The Palgrave Gothic Series book series (PAGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David J. Jones
    Pages 1-31
  3. David J. Jones
    Pages 203-211
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 212-254

About this book


This fascinating study explores the multifarious erotic themes associated with the magic lantern shows, which proved the dominant visual medium of the West for 350 years, and analyses how the shows influenced the portrayals of sexuality in major works of Gothic fiction.


1872 Analyse Caspar David Friedrich fiction Friedrich Schiller gothic knowledge magic lantern nation

Authors and affiliations

  • David J. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

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