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Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010$
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Sara Wasson and Emily Alder

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317071

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319785

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Gothic Science Fiction in the Steampunk Graphic Novel

Gothic Science Fiction in the Steampunk Graphic Novel

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Chapter:
(p.189) 11. Gothic Science Fiction in the Steampunk Graphic Novel
Source:
Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010
Author(s):

Laura Hilton

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0012

This chapter offers a literary criticism of the steampunk graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It provides an overview of the creation of the genre through the fusion of the Gothic and science fiction, and an analysis on the characterisation of Griffin and Hyde as heroes. The chapter then further notes the use of visual images to signify the characters' morality and way of thinking, and illustrates that the focus of the steampunk graphic novel is still parallel to that of Gothic science fiction.

Keywords:   steampunk, graphic novel, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, genre, Gothic, science fiction, Griffin, Hyde

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