Jason marc harriss ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of british literature he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with folkloric fiction. 1 jason marc harriss folklore and the fantastic in 19th century british fiction aims to examine how victorian artists and writers transformed folk beliefs and motifs for aesthetic historical and scientific ends vii. Arguing that the tensions between folk metaphysics and enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic jason marc harris demonstrates that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of british literature. Folklore and the fantastic in nineteenth century british fiction book read 2 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers jason marc harriss. The subject of jason harriss folklore and the fantastic in nineteenthcentury british fiction is the author claims the intersection of folklore and victorian fantasy fiction or how nineteenth century writers imitate revise and transform preternatural folkloric material into narratives of the literary fantastic 1
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