This collection aims to present She as a novel whose essential value, exceeding the boundaries of adventure fiction, is built on the link with its late Victorian context. Written as a story of imagination, infused with mysticism, supernatural, and occultism, She also dramatizes nineteenth-century historical, cultural, and anthropological features through the exploration of the existential doubts fostered by scientific progress, the complex issue of British Imperial authority, the ethical themes of good and evil, and the Woman Question. By approaching She under a variety of perspectives, the essays examine the diversity of its cultural background and establish important interpretative landmarks, confirming the hermeneutical fertility of this fiction of adventure. Contributions by Patrick Brantlinger, Stephen Coan, Norman Etherington, Gerald Monsman, Patricia Murphy, Andrew Stauffer, Lindy Stiebel, Tim Wheelhouse, Tania Zulli.Tania Zulli is Lecturer of English at the University of Roma Tre. She has published extensively on nineteenth and twentieth-century writers and is the author of Nadine Gordimer. Strategie narrative di una transizione politica (2005). Her book on imperial literature in the late Victorian Age is forthcoming.CoverDante Gabriel Rossetti, Lady Lilith.
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