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The Ghost Story, 1840–1920A Cultural History$
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Andrew Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074462

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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The Ghost Story, 1840–1920
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Andrew Smith

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0001

This chapter introduces the ghost story, which previously incorporated a wide range of serious social issues. It examines the development of the belief in ghosts from the medieval period to the eighteenth century. It then tries to explain how to read the spectre, before ending with a detailed summary of the next eight chapters.

Keywords:   ghost story, social issues, belief in ghosts, reading the spectre

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