Urban Gothic of the Second World War

Dark London

  • Authors
  • Sara Wasson

About this book


This book examines writing in the Gothic mode which subverts the dominant national narrative of the British home front. Instead of seeing wartime experience as a site of fellowship and emotional resilience, Elizabeth Bowen, Anna Kavan, Mervyn Peake, Roy Fuller and others depict shadowy figures on the margin of the nation.


experience fiction gothic knowledge nation politics writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230274891
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36727-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-27489-1
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