By Jason Marc, Dr Harris

Jason Marc Harris's formidable publication argues that the tensions among folks metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary tremendous. Demonstrating negotiation with folklore used to be principal to the canon of British literature, he explicates the advanced rhetoric linked to folkloric fiction. His research incorporates a wide variety of writers, together with James Barrie, William Carleton, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Sheridan Le Fanu, Neil Gunn, George MacDonald, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Hogg. those authors, Harris indicates, used folklore to articulate profound cultural ambivalence in the direction of problems with type, domesticity, schooling, gender, imperialism, nationalism, race, politics, faith, and metaphysics. Harris's research of the functionality of people metaphysics in 19th- and early twentieth-century narratives finds the ideological agendas of the appropriation of folklore and the creative capability of superstition in either folkloric and literary contexts of the supernatural.

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