- Tytuł :
- ‘I wants to make your flesh creep’: Notes toward a Reading of the Comic-Gothic in Dickens
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- Źródło :
Victorian Gothic : Literary and Cultural Manifestations in the Nineteenth Century. :31-59
- Materiał oryginalny :
It is the fear one needs: the price one pays for coming contentedly to terms with a social body based on irrationality and menace.
Gothic novels are technologies that produce the monster as a remarkably mobile, permeable, and infinitely interpretable body.
A baby savage, a young monster, a child who had never been a child, a creature who might live to take the outward form of a man, but who, within, would live and perish a mere beast.
Charles Dickens, The Haunted Man