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Title: Empire of the imagination: victorian popular fiction and the Occult, 1880-1910
Author: o'byrne, Tamsin Kilner
ISNI:       0000 0001 3451 6249
Awarding Body: exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis assesses the ways in which occult activities and ideas prevalent during the late-Victorian period inspired and informed contemporary popular fiction. I argue that direct involvement with occultism was not necessary in order to feel the influence of its preoccupations: magic and supernatural interests at this time were so popular as to pervade the public imagination without requiring a personal engagement with either.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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