Gothic Tourism by Emma McEvoy is published
English 25 November 2015
Gothic tourism is a fascinating and sometimes controversial area, ranging from Strawberry Hill to scare attractions, and from Alton Towers to Barnageddon. The book considers the origins of Gothic tourism, and Gothic itself as a touristic mode, looking at Fonthill Abbey, phantasmagoria shows, the Gothic design of 18th century duchess Elizabeth Percy, and the oeuvre of Walpole.
Uncanny waxworks are the focus of a chapter on the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussaud's, while ghost walks, prison museums, haunted castles, Severs’ House, the Necrobus and a poison garden provide the opportunity to discuss the interrelation of Gothic tourism with literature, film, folklore, heritage management, arts programming, and the 'edutainment' business.
More information about Gothic Tourism from the website of Palgrave Macmillan.
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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