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by Catherine Maxwell,Patricia Pulham,Vernon Lee

ISBN: 1551115786
ISBN13: 978-1551115788
Language: English
Publisher: Broadview Press (January 1, 2006)
Pages: 351
Category: Humanities
Subategory: Other

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of whom I can affirm only one thing, that they haunted certain brains, and have haunted, among others, my ow. First published in 1890, Lee's most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic for its treatment of the femme fatale and the allure of the past, along with the themes of thwarted artistic creativity and psychological obsession.

Vernon Lee writes in the Preface to Hauntings, My ghosts are what you call spurious ghosts. First published in 1890, Lee’s most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic. of whom I can affirm only one thing, that they haunted certain brains, and have haunted, among others, my own. First published in 1890, Lee’s most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic for its treatment of the femme fatale and the allure of the past, along with the themes of thwarted artistic creativity and psychological obsession.

ISBN-13: 978-1551115788. Let the work of seduction begin. Richard Dellamora, Trent University.

Vernon Lee, Catherine Maxwell, Patricia Pulham. of whom I can affirm only one thing, that they haunted certain brains, and have haunted, among others, my ow.

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Vernon Lee writes in the Preface to Hauntings, "My ghosts are what you call spurious . Patricia Pulham is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Portsmouth.

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Introduction Rosario Arias and Patricia Pulham. Part I Histories and Hauntings.

Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction. This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources. Logging, pulping and manufacturing processes are expected to conform to the environmental regulations of the country of origin. Introduction Rosario Arias and Patricia Pulham. 1 Salley Vickers, Venice, and the Victorians Francis O’Gorman. From the preface:We were talking last evening-as the blue moon-mist poured in through the old-fashioned grated window, and mingled with our yellow lamplight at table-we were talking of a certain castle whose heir is initiated (as folk tell) on his twenty-first birthday to the knowledge of a secret so terrible as to overshadow his subsequent life.

Key works are examined including Euphorion, Hauntings: Fantastic Stories and .

Key works are examined including Euphorion, Hauntings: Fantastic Stories and Music and Its Lovers. New light is shed on Lee's relationships with contemporaries .

Vernon Lee writes in the Preface to Hauntings, “My ghosts are what you call spurious ghosts... of whom I can affirm only one thing, that they haunted certain brains, and have haunted, among others, my own.” First published in 1890, Lee’s most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic for its treatment of the femme fatale and the allure of the past, along with the themes of thwarted artistic creativity and psychological obsession. This collection, which includes the four stories originally published in Hauntings and three others, enables readers to consider Lee’s work anew for its subtle redefinitions of gender and sexuality during the Victorian fin-de-siècle.

The appendices, which include extensive excerpts from writings by Lee’s predecessors and peers, including Algernon Charles Swinburne, Walter Pater, and Lee’s brother Eugene Lee-Hamilton, allow the reader to see how Lee takes on the themes and preoccupations of the late-Victorian period but adapts them to her own purposes.

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At long last a nice affordable scholarly edition of Lee's short stories. The editors did an excellent job of keeping up with Lee's often overwhelming citational practices. "A Wedding Chest" is daunting to read with all of its Latin and Umbrian historical references. Most readers probably would not be able to decipher the rich context of Lee's exotic phrases: "magnae odor sanctitatis" anyone? This edition should help students reading Lee for the first time to grasp the historical and artistic context in which Lee wrote.

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Preface to Hauntings (1890) -- Amour dure (1887, 1890) -- Dionea (1890) -- Oke of Okehurst (1886, 1890) -- A wicked voice (1887, 1890) -- Prince Alberic and the snake lady (1896) -- A wedding chest (1904) -- Preface to The virgin of the seven daggers (1927) -- The virgin of the seven daggers (1896, 1909,1927) -- Appendix A: From Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Notes on designs of the old masters at Florence" (1868, 1875) -- Appendix B: From Walter Pater, "Pico della Mirandula" (1871, 1873) -- Appendix C: From Walter Pater, "Lionardo da Vinci" (1869, 1873) -- Appendix D: Vernon Lee, "Faustus and Helena: notes on the supernatural in art" (1880, 1881) -- Appendix E: A. Mary F. Robinson, "Before a bust of Venus" (1881) -- Appendix F: Eugene Lee-Hamilton, "The mandolin" (1882) -- Appendix G: A. Mary F. Robinson, "The ladies of Milan" (1889) -- Appendix H: Eugene Lee-Hamilton, "On a surf-rolled torso of Venus" (1884, 1894) -- Appendix I: Vernon Lee, "Out of Venice at last" (1925).

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Vernon Lee was a learned young woman. At age twenty-four, she published a critical study of eighteenth-century Italy that made her name in the literary and artistic circles of 1880. The very erudition that impressed her contemporaries, however, calls for the help of editors today. Broadview, as usual, has done a great job of explaining Lee's allusions and putting her into context.

At the same time, I must confess I sometimes skimmed the footnotes. Vernon Lee's tales have a quirky emotional energy that swept me along irresistibly.

This edition combines a story collection called Hauntings and miscellaneous tales that showcase Lee's eccentric imagination.

One of the longer stories, "Oke of Okehurst; or The Phantom Lover," is to my mind a masterpiece of the literature of obsession. I would urge readers to buy this book for "The Phantom Lover," if nothing else. The prose style is technically dazzling and the psychological complexity of the characters unbelievably rich.

The narrator is an artist who's been commissioned to paint Mr. and Mrs. Oke. Alice Oke confounds him with her absent gaze and far-away smile. The atmosphere in the Oke mansion is heavy with ancestors, and in fact, the painter soon discovers that Alice Oke of 1880 is consumed by the spirit of Alice Oke of 1626, a proud and dangerous woman. This mania will lead to no good.

Vernon Lee, in her introduction to Hauntings, declares her preference for ghosts from the remote past. In "Amour Dure," a young Polish historian falls under the spell of a terrifying beauty dead three hundred years. In "A Wicked Voice," it's the musical spirit of an androgynous eighteenth-century singer who unhinges the mind of the protagonist.

The introduction paints an intriguing picture of Vernon Lee, who did her best to mystify future biographers. She eludes categorization - too decadent to be a true Victorian, too exotic to be a strict Modernist.

Lee's luscious prose is not always easy reading. But having dived into it, I'm glad I did.

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