Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Mummy's Curse : The true history of a dark fantasy

By: Luckhurst, Roger.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (336 p.).ISBN: 9780191640971.Subject(s): Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism | Mummies in literature | Mummies in mass media | Mummy films -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mummy's Curse : The true history of a dark fantasyDDC classification: 398.410932 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""PART ONE: CURSE STORIES""; ""1 King Tut and the Dead Earl""; ""Opening the tomb""; ""First interpretations""; ""2 Thomas Douglas Murray and 22542 (The �Unlucky Mummy�)""; ""3 Walter Herbert Ingram and the Coffin of Nesmin""; ""PART TWO: CONTEXTS""; ""4 Egypt in London I: Immersive-Exotic Spaces""; ""The Egyptian Hall, Belzoni�s tomb and �Mummy� Pettigrew""; ""The exotic panorama and the theatrical extravaganza""; ""Bazaars, West End shopping and exotic consumption""; ""5 Egypt in London II: The Exhibitionary Universe""
""Egypt at the world�s fairs""""The British Museum in the empire of shadows""; ""6 The Curse Tale and the Egyptian Gothic""; ""Learning to curse""; ""Plagues, scarabs and the nuclear option: The golden age of Egyptian curse stories""; ""The Museum Gothic""; ""Algernon Blackwood: Egypt introjected""; ""7 Rider Haggard Among the Mummies""; ""Rider Haggard�s encounters with Egypt""; ""Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Haggard and Major E. Arthur Haggard in Egypt""; ""Rider Haggard�s artefactual fictions""; ""8 Evil Eyes, Punitive Currents and the Late Victorian Magic Revival""
""Late Victorian Hermeticism: Blavatsky�s Theosophical Society""""Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn: Haute magie and low comedy""; ""Magical thinking and curse logic""; ""Closing in: The evil eye looks back""; ""Afterword""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Summary: In the winter of 1922-23 archaeologist Howard Carter and his wealthy patron George Herbert, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, sensationally opened the tomb of Tutenkhamen. Six weeks later Herbert, the sponsor of the expedition, died in Egypt. The popular press went wild with rumours of a curse on those who disturbed the Pharaoh's rest and for years followed every twist and turn of the fate of the men who had been involved in the historic discovery. Long dismissed by Egyptologists, themummy's curse remains a part of popular supernatural belief. Roger Luckhurst explores why the myth has captured the
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
Electronic Book UT Tyler Online
Online
PN3433.6 .L384 2012 (Browse shelf) http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1192576 Available EBL1192576

""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""PART ONE: CURSE STORIES""; ""1 King Tut and the Dead Earl""; ""Opening the tomb""; ""First interpretations""; ""2 Thomas Douglas Murray and 22542 (The �Unlucky Mummy�)""; ""3 Walter Herbert Ingram and the Coffin of Nesmin""; ""PART TWO: CONTEXTS""; ""4 Egypt in London I: Immersive-Exotic Spaces""; ""The Egyptian Hall, Belzoni�s tomb and �Mummy� Pettigrew""; ""The exotic panorama and the theatrical extravaganza""; ""Bazaars, West End shopping and exotic consumption""; ""5 Egypt in London II: The Exhibitionary Universe""

""Egypt at the world�s fairs""""The British Museum in the empire of shadows""; ""6 The Curse Tale and the Egyptian Gothic""; ""Learning to curse""; ""Plagues, scarabs and the nuclear option: The golden age of Egyptian curse stories""; ""The Museum Gothic""; ""Algernon Blackwood: Egypt introjected""; ""7 Rider Haggard Among the Mummies""; ""Rider Haggard�s encounters with Egypt""; ""Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Haggard and Major E. Arthur Haggard in Egypt""; ""Rider Haggard�s artefactual fictions""; ""8 Evil Eyes, Punitive Currents and the Late Victorian Magic Revival""

""Late Victorian Hermeticism: Blavatsky�s Theosophical Society""""Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn: Haute magie and low comedy""; ""Magical thinking and curse logic""; ""Closing in: The evil eye looks back""; ""Afterword""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""

In the winter of 1922-23 archaeologist Howard Carter and his wealthy patron George Herbert, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, sensationally opened the tomb of Tutenkhamen. Six weeks later Herbert, the sponsor of the expedition, died in Egypt. The popular press went wild with rumours of a curse on those who disturbed the Pharaoh's rest and for years followed every twist and turn of the fate of the men who had been involved in the historic discovery. Long dismissed by Egyptologists, themummy's curse remains a part of popular supernatural belief. Roger Luckhurst explores why the myth has captured the

Description based upon print version of record.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Roger Luckhurst has written and broadcast widely on popular culture, specialising in science fiction and the Gothic. He is interested in the odd spaces between science and popular supernatural beliefs. He has previously written a history of how the notion of 'telepathy' emerged in the late Victorian period, and has published editions of Jekyll and Hyde and Dracula. He is also a regular radio reviewer of terrible science fiction films. He teacheshorror and the occasional respectable novel by Henry James at Birkbeck College, University of London.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.