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Dracula and the Eastern Question

British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth-Century Near East

Authors: Gibson, M.

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This book sets the writings of Merimee, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne in the context in which they were written - namely the response to Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. Gibson analyzes their works to reveal that the vampire acts as an allegory of the Near East through which constitutes a challenge to the 'orientalism' argument of today.

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MATTHEW GIBSON worked for several years in Poland and Bulgaria, where he lectured in English and Irish Literature at various universities. He is a well known Yeats scholar, being the author of Yeats, Coleridge and The Romantic Sage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000), but his interest in the Balkans has led him to investigate the vampire novels which form the object of this study.

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'[Gibson] successfully engages the growing scholarship on vampire literature and postcolonial theory... this is an innovative, important approach to vampire narratives and to Stoker's work. Highly recommended.' - R. D. Morrison, Choice

'Gibson's beautifully researched and historically grounded text adds another complex voice to the discourse about gothic literature in general and vampire narratives in particular.' - English Literature in Transition


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dracula and the Eastern Question
Book Subtitle
British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth-Century Near East
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62768-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230627680
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9477-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54441-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 231
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