Visions of an Unseen World: Ghost Beliefs and Ghost Stories in Eighteenth Century England

1st Edition

Sasha Handley

Routledge
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781138663466 - CAT# Y230039
Series: Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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Summary

A study of the production, circulation and consumption of English ghost stories during the Age of Reason. This work examines a variety of mediums: ballads and chapbooks, newspapers, sermons, medical treatises and scientific journals, novels and plays. It relates the telling of ghost stories to changes associated with the Enlightenment.

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