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"The Necromancer of the Black Forest": a truly "horrid novel"

Mackley, J. S. (2012) "The Necromancer of the Black Forest": a truly "horrid novel". Paper presented to: Fantastic Thresholds, Richmond, the American International University in London, 2012-11-16.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: "The Necromancer, or A Tale of the Black Forest" is one of seven 'horrid novels' mentioned in Jane Austen's Gothic satire "Northanger Abbey". The Necromancer is one of the more well-known of these, as it has been reprinted at least five times since Austen was writing. This paper gives a history and summary of the novel and how the German original may have influenced other writers of the time. It also considers the framing narrative of the story as well as the Gothic tropes that the author uses looking at it in relation to Todorov's discussion of the Fantastic
Uncontrolled Keywords: Northanger, Austen, Teuthold, Necromancer, Gothic
Creators: Mackley, J S
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 16 November 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Fantastic Thresholds
Event Title: Fantastic Thresholds
Event Dates: 2012-11-16
Event Location: Richmond, the American International University in London
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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