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  • Gothic Literature 1825-1914by Jarlath Killeen

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This volume in this exciting new series provides a detailed yet accessible study of Gothic literature in the nineteenth century. It examines how themes and trends associated with the early Gothic novels were diffused widely in many different genres in the Victorian period, including the ghost story, the detective story and the adventure story. more...

  • History of the Gothicby Carol Margaret Davison

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This title offers a detailed yet accessible introduction to classic British Gothic literature and the popular sub-category of the Female Gothic designed for the student reader. more...

  • The Gothic and Catholicismby Maria Purves

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    The book is unique and ground-breaking in that it constitutes the first sustained analysis which comprehensively proves that a revision is required of the critical commonplace idea in Gothic scholarship that the roots of the Gothic novel should be seen within a late eighteenth-century popular anti-Catholicism. more...

  • Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Aesthetics, Landscapeby Carmen Casaliggi; Paul March-Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book visits the Romantic legacy that was central to the development of literature and culture from the 1830s onward. Although critical accounts have examined aspects of this long history of indebtedness, this is the first study to survey both Nineteenth and Twentieth century culture. The authors consider the changing notion of Romanticism,... more...

  • Milton's Uncertain Edenby Andrew Mattison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This study describes a variety of ways of thinking about place in the Renaissance and in Paradise Lost. Despite coming from different perspectives, they have in common the idea that the difficulty of the relationship of reciprocity that poetic subjects often expect from their environment destabilizes those subjects? understanding, not only of environment,... more...

  • The Gothic in Children's Literatureby Anna Jackson; Roderick McGillis; Karen Coats

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket , the  Spiderwick Chronicles , and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children?s literature.... more...

  • The Vampire in Contemporary Literature and Popular Cultureby Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires in contemporary popular literature and demonstrating... more...

  • Writing Postcolonial Franceby Fiona Barclay

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    This book is the first literary study to examine how France has failed to come to terms with the end of its empire, and is now haunted by the legacy of its colonial relationship with North Africa. It examines the form assumed by the ghosts of the past in fiction from a range of genres (travel writing, detective fiction, life writing, historical fiction,... more...

  • Contemporary Scottish Gothicby Timothy C. Baker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    An innovative reading of a wide range of contemporary Scottish novels in relation to literary tradition and modern philosophy, Contemporary Scottish Gothic provides a new approach to Scottish fiction and Gothic literature, and offers a fuller picture of contemporary Scottish Gothic than any previous text. more...

  • Stephen King's Contemporary Classicsby Philip L. Simpson; Patrick McAleer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing , published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key , The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon , Under the Dome , Joyland , and Dr. Sleep . more...