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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


Spectral hands are a common motif deployed in these types of stories. It’s a way for the dead to have continued connection to the narrative events by allowing them to express their desire more easily for the other characters and readers. [LD]

Bann. “Ghostly Hands and Ghostly Agency: The Changing Figure of the Nineteenth-Century Specter.” Victorian Studies, vol. 51, no. 4, 2009, p. 663. (Crossref), doi:10.2979/vic.2009.51.4.663.

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