The Collected Works on Magic & Witchcraft

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The Collected Works on Magic & Witchcraft presents an unparalleled compendium that spans the vast expanse of literary styles and historical epochs, delving into the enigmatic and often misunderstood world of magic and witchcraft. Through a meticulously curated selection, the anthology navigates the reader through a labyrinth of folklore, trials, philosophical explorations, and the differing perspectives on the arcane. The diversity and significance within these pages are palpable, welcoming enthusiasts and scholars alike to explore standout pieces that dissect and analyze the multifaceted representations and conceptions of witchcraft, without focusing unduly on any single contributor but rather emphasizing the collective wisdom and insights offered. The backgrounds of the contributors, including esteemed authors like Bram Stoker and scholars such as Margaret Murray, provide a rich tapestry of cultural, historical, and literary nuance. Their collective works, rooted in various periods and movements—ranging from the Enlightenment to the Romantic era, and touching upon the rise of modern occultism—offer a panoramic view of how magic and witchcraft have been perceived, feared, and revered. This amalgamation of voices serves not only to contextualize witchcraft within a broader historical spectrum but also highlights the shifting paradigms and the perennial fascination with the supernatural. Recommending The Collected Works on Magic & Witchcraft is an easy endeavor, for it presents readers with an exceptional opportunity to immerse themselves in a collection that bridges the chasm between the scholarly and the spectral. It is a must-read for anyone eager to explore the depths of human belief, fear, and fascination with the otherworldly, providing educational value, insightful discourse, and an engaging dialogue between esteemed authors. This anthology promises to enchant, enlighten, and provoke thought in equal measure, making it an indispensable addition to the libraries of the curious and the academic alike.

Über den Autor

Bram Stoker, born Abraham Stoker on November 8, 1847, in Dublin, Ireland, is a luminary of Gothic literature. Primarily remembered for his masterpiece 'Dracula' (1897), Stoker's influence extends far beyond the confines of his Count's Transylvanian castle to the broader terrains of horror and supernatural fiction. Before his ventures into the world of the macabre, Stoker graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with honors in mathematics. He later became the manager for the famous actor Sir Henry Irving and the Lyceum Theatre in London, an experience that likely informed his vivid depictions of dramatic and theatrical settings in his literary works. Although 'Dracula' stands as his most renowned creation, Stoker's foray into themes of magic and witchcraft can be explored in 'The Collected Works on Magic & Witchcraft' where readers are invited into a dense tapestry of mystical narratives. Amid the backdrop of the fin de siècle, Stoker's writings carry the Victorian tensions of science versus superstition, enlightened rationality facing the dark corridors of the unknown. Throughout his oeuvre, Stoker utilizes an epistolary style, dense atmospherics, and acute character studies to evoke a palpable sense of terror and the uncanny. Stoker's legacy endures, as scholars and enthusiasts of Gothic literature continue to parse through his contributions to the genre. He passed away on April 20, 1912, leaving a profound mark on the storytelling of the supernatural and the eerie lore of vampirism.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 6249 Seiten

Größe: 7,2 MB

ISBN: 8596547393764