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Can the Preface Broker a Realist Pact in Fantastic Fiction?

Mathew, Imogen


This paper takes as its primary concern the relationship between prefaces, realism, and what Tzvetan Todorov terms “fantastic fiction.” Understood as the “hesitation experienced by a person who knows only the laws of nature, confronting an apparently supernatural event” (Todorov 25), the fantastic may be found in many nineteenth-century fictional genres, from the novel of sensation to imperial gothic, colonial romance, mystery, science fiction, detective fiction and horror. Scholars have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies
Access Rights: Open access via publisher website
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