Andrew Smith
Search for other papers by Andrew Smith in
Current site
Google Scholar
Money and machines
Wilkie Collins’s ghosts
in The ghost story, 1840–1920
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter studies images of spectrality that can be found in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale and The Haunted Hotel. It determines that Collins believed that money immorally or illegally acquired makes the self ghostly and visible to the amorality of the economic system. It then introduces ‘The Ghost in the Bank of England’, where Collins addresses the relationship between paper money and the ghostly.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

The ghost story, 1840–1920

A cultural history


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 109 15 1
Full Text Views 75 1 1
PDF Downloads 51 1 1