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Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction.

Author/Creator:
Reed, Toni.
Publication:
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (182 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
English fiction -- History and criticism.
Demonology in literature.
Seduction in literature.
Victims in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Cover
Title
Copyright
Contents
Preface
1. Woman Wailing for Her Demon-Lover!
2. Demons as Lovers
3. "The Demon Lover" Ballad
4. The Motif in British Fiction
5. Demon-Lovers and Their Victims
Appendix A. Child Ballad Texts
Appendix B. Davis Ballad Texts
Appendix C. Miscellaneous Ballad Texts
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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B
C
D
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G
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Other format:
Print version: Reed, Toni Demon-Lovers and Their Victims in British Fiction
ISBN:
9780813150499
9780813192901
OCLC:
900344339