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The Double in Nineteenth-Century Fiction : Edinburgh Studies in Culture and Society - John Herdman

The Double in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Edinburgh Studies in Culture and Society

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Published: 29th June 1990
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Duality and the divided mind have been a source of perennial fascination for literary artists and especially for novelists, and this is seen to be particularly true of the Romantic generation and their later 19th century heirs. This book deals with the double, or "doppelganger" as a dominant theme in the fiction of the period, and with its relation to the problem of evil. It suggests that the literary double flourished best when psychological and religious understandings of human dividedness were in harmony and declined when they began to grow apart. Writers analyzed include E.T.A.Hoffmann, James Hogg, Poe, Dostoevsky and Stevenson and the final chapter relates the theme to the psychology of C.G.Jung.

Preface - The Psychological and Theological Background - The Emergence and Development of the Double Theme - Terror, Pursuit and Shadows - E.T.A. Hoffmann - James Hogg - Edgar Allan Poe - The Russian Double - The Double in Decline - Into Psychology - Notes - Selected Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333490242
ISBN-10: 033349024X
Series: Edinburgh Studies in Culture and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 29th June 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 15