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Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 1,3, collage of Dortmund (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), direction: manner all the way down to Egypt's Land, nine entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The fascination with previous Egypt, which got here up within the western global after Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798 and reached a top in nineteenth century the USA, was once uttered in an enormous quantity of novels and tales fascinated with Egypt and its symbols. probably the most vital of those symbols, between pyramids and Pharaohs, is the mum - the human physique, which has ‘survived’ not just centuries yet millenniums.
The curiosity of novelists with Egypt quite often and the mother particularly can have been in its zenith in nineteenth century, however it hasn't ever thoroughly ceased, because the nice number of books approximately mummies lately released shows.
In this paper, Louisa may possibly Alcott’s “little-known brief tale” (Trafton 2005:126) misplaced in a Pyramid or the Mummy’s Curse, which was once released in 1869, could be in comparison to a singular by way of Anne Rice: the mother or Ramses the Damned, having been released in 1980, yet having selected a surroundings at first of the 20 th century (1914).
This paper desires to express, that during spite of getting been written with 111 years’ time distance, the 2 texts, use an incredibly related set of topics and explanations to advance their tale. After a brief exploration of the ancient historical past of the 2 texts, i'll try and establish and research those parts. The exam of the one factors will then result in the query of a basic type of the 2 texts, answering the query if, or if no longer, they belong to the Gothic genre.
This paper also will attempt to clarify, that whatever the similarity of the set of conventions utilized in the texts, the potential with which this set has been used fluctuate very much.

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