The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History
The Ghost: A Cultural History

The Ghost: A Cultural History

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By Susan Owens
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Ghosts are woven into the very fabric of British life. Their enduring popularity in literature, art, folklore and film attests to their continuing power to fascinate, terrify and inspire. Our conceptions of ghosts – the fears that they provoke, the forms they take – personify our shared past, reminding us of the layers of history beneath our feet and of old stories and timeless terrors that refuse to be erased.

In this broad cultural history, Susan Owens reveals what these spirits and apparitions can tell us about our culture and about ourselves, and explores how ghosts have inhabited a wide range of roles from medieval times to the present day.

A dazzling range of artists are featured, including William Blake, Henry Fuseli, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Paul Nash and Jeremy Deller, alongside writers such as John Donne, William Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Daniel Defoe, Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Hilary Mantel and Sarah Waters.

'The Ghost: A Cultural History is a work of profound scholarship and imaginative engagement, beautifully written and elegantly constructed. It’s the finest study of its kind I’ve read.’ John Harwood, The Literary Review

Dr Susan Owens is an art historian and curator. Formerly Curator of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she has published and lectured widely on British art and co- authored books on decadent interiors, natural history illustration, watercolours, drawings and self-portraits.
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  • Dimensions 22 x 19.5 cm
  • Author Susan Owens
  • ISBN 9781849764674
  • Hardback Yes
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • No of pages 240
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