Gothic Documents

Gothic Documents : A Sourcebook 1700-18

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How is it that the age of Enlightenment gave rise to the genre of the literary ghost story? What did the term 'Gothic' mean, when Horace Walpole used it in the subtitle of his experimental novel The Castle of Otranto? How did a type of writing which broke. Based on intensive research, it demonstrates the importance of a historical understanding of the genre, and will be influential in the development of Gothic studies.. It is prestigious and timely: Gothic is a highly active research area and has a growing presence in the university syllabus.. Clery and Miles are well-respected and much cited critics who have alredy published widely in this field.. This is a unique anthology filling an important gap in the market; an indispensible resource for students, teachers and scholars. -- .show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 157 x 233.7 x 25.7mm | 612.11g
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0719040272
  • 9780719040276
  • 670,068

About E. J. Clery

Emma Clery is a British Academy Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. Robert Miles is a Reader in English at Sheffield Hallam University -- .show more

Table of contents

1. Supernaturalism: religion, folklore, Shakespeare 2. Gothic origins 3. The Gothic aesthetic: imagination, originality, terror 4. Anti-Gothic 5. Gothic and revolution 6. Gothic renovations Bibliography -- .show more

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