DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.06.002
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Marcella Romeo

Abstract: The aim of this paper is the analysis of the supernatural elements in Kipling's "The Mark on The Beast" (1890), Conan Doyle's "Lot No. 249" (1892), and Wells' "The Truth about Peycraft" (1903) conceived of as the expression of the revitalisation of the Gothic imagery which, through the short story, serve to voice and exorcise late Victorian crisis, de-Constructing late Victorian identity. First, the complex nature of late Victorian Britain crisis will be deepened. Second, the short story will be focused on as …

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