Access Type

Online access to this book is restricted to the University of Kentucky community.

Files

Download

Download Full Text (7.7 MB)

Description

The hero of the story is a demonic lover—dark, handsome, mysterious, and dangerously seductive. The heroine—beautiful, and innocent—willingly becomes his victim and is destroyed by him. This story of demon-lover and victim, always charged with passion, has been told over and over, from Greek mythology through contemporary fiction and films.

Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction is the first historical and structural exploration of the demon-lover motif, with emphasis on major works of British fiction from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; it will interest those concerned with gender role conflicts in literature and with the mutual influence of oral and written texts of folklore and formal literature.

Toni Reed is a lecturer in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. This book was a runner-up for the 1987 Midwest Modern Language Association Book Award.

Publication Date

1988

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813192901

eISBN

9780813150499

Keywords

Demons, Demonology, Evil in literature, Victims in literature

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles

Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction
Read Sample Off-campus Download

Share

COinS