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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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Money and machines: Wilkie Collins’s ghosts

Money and machines: Wilkie Collins’s ghosts

(p.49) 3 Money and machines: Wilkie Collins’s ghosts
The Ghost Story, 1840–1920

Andrew Smith

Manchester University Press

This chapter studies images of spectrality that can be found in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale and The Haunted Hotel. It determines that Collins believed that money immorally or illegally acquired makes the self ghostly and visible to the amorality of the economic system. It then introduces ‘The Ghost in the Bank of England’, where Collins addresses the relationship between paper money and the ghostly.

Keywords:   images of spectrality, Wilkie Collins, paper money, ghostly, illegal money, No Name, Armadale, The Haunted Hotel

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