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Gothic & Romance

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  • The ghost story 1840 -1920by Andrew Smith

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 23.99

    The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period. The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth... 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...

  • Writing Postcolonial Franceby Fiona Barclay

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    Fiona Barclay is lecturer in the school of languages, cultures, and religions at the University of Stirling. more...

  • Legacies of Romanticismby 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 Popular Literatureby 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...

  • Canadian Gothicby Cynthia Sugars

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 150.00

    Focusing on the ways that Canadian writers turned to the Gothic for its vitalising rather than unsettling potential, this volume offers an important reconsideration of the Gothic legacy in Canada. more...

  • The Twilight of the Gothic?by Joseph Crawford

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre, from its earliest eighteenth-century sources to the commercial success of contemporary media franchises such as Twilight and True Blood. more...

  • Charles Dickens's Great Expectationsby Mary Hammond

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    As Mary Hammond observes in her wide-ranging publishing history of the novel, Great Expectations' life has extended far beyond the literary Anglophone world and owes a great deal to a particular moment in the mid-Victorian publishing industry. Her book features an exhaustive survey of the novel's different appearances in serial, book and dramatic... more...