Perils of the Night

Perils of the Night : A Feminist Study of Nineteenth-Century Gothic

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DeLamotte's book begins from the premise that the major conventions of the Gothic romance involve boundaries or barriers, which the Gothicist uses to play simultaneously on the fear of separateness and the fear of unity with some alien Other. She explores this question in the works of English and American writers, including Henry James, Mary Shelley, Herman Melville, Hawthorne, Emily Bronte, and Charlotte Bronte.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 148.8 x 217.9 x 31.5mm | 602.15g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195056930
  • 9780195056938
  • 2,004,350

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DeLamotte has some well-informed, provocative things to say about Gothic fiction's enduring power....The valuable, uncomfortable ideas in Perils of the Night make it worth your attention....Perils is a demanding book. Still, the subject is so fascinating and DeLamotte's perception so ferocious that readers are truly compelled to meet the book's demands. * Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual *show more

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