A History of the Modern British Ghost Story by S. Hay

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Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples from Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James and Rudyard Kipling, amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.

Palgrave Macmillan: 2011.
ISBN: 9781349326150. 253 pp.
Softcover. Very good.