Gothic Documents: A sourcebook 1700-18

Gothic Documents: A sourcebook 1700-18

by E.J. Clery, Robert Miles

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719040276
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 09/02/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

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

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