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Gothic Literary Travel and Tourism

An exploration of Gothic tourism’s interweaving of site and story.

This book investigates the relationship between contemporary Gothic tourist sites and Gothic fiction, contending that the tourist attractions are storytelling spaces. Famous Gothic texts such as Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey are reimagined in contemporary literary Gothic tourism, as Gothic attractions serve as spaces wherein multiple intersecting Gothic narratives come to life—from folkloric tales to local ghost stories.

192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Gothic Literary Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

Travel and Tourism: Tourism and History

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Table of Contents

1.Theme Park Gothic Tourism
•Scarefest: ‘Scary Tales’
•Gothic Rides: ‘Hex: The Legend of the Towers’ and ‘The Smiler’
2.Guided Gothic Tours
•The ‘Original Lincoln Ghost Walk’
•Nottingham’s ‘City of Caves: Paranormal Tour’
3.Self-Guided Gothic Walks
•The ‘Lancashire Witches Walk’
•The ‘Wicken Fen Ghost Walk’
4.Self-Constructed Gothic Travel
•The London Underground

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