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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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...

  • Body Gothicby Xavier Aldana Reyes

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 160.00

    Body Gothic assesses the role and relevance of corporeal transgression in literature and film of the last three decades, from splatterpunk and body horror to torture porn and surgical horror. more...

  • American Women's Ghost Stories in the Gilded Ageby Dara Downey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre. more...

  • The Gothic and the Rule of the Law, 1764-1820by Dr Sue Chaplin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book is the first full-length theoretical and historical study of the relation between early Gothic fiction and an emerging modern rule of law. The work identifies not only a political and cultural, but also an ontological relation between what critics have conceptualized as 'Gothic' and the nature and function of modern juridical power. more...

  • Wilkie Collins, Medicine and the Gothicby L. Talairach-Vielmas

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This book examines how Wilkie Collins’s interest in medical matters developed in his writing through exploration of his revisions of the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel from his first sensation novels to his last novels of the 1880s. more...

  • Haintsby Arthur F. Redding

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    In Haints , Arthur Redding examines the work of contemporary American authors who draw on the gothic tradition in their fiction, not as frivolous or supernatural entertainments, but to explore and memorialize the ghosts of their heritage.   Ghosts, Redding argues, serve as lasting witnesses to the legacies of slaves and indigenous peoples... more...

  • Love and the Novelby George Paizis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 168.00

    The popularity of romance fiction is such that it constitutes nearly one quarter of new paperback fiction printed in the world. Its success depends on its ability to reflect and articulate the reader's aspirations for a better life and stands at the same time as a testament to her alienation. This fresh look at the romantic fiction seeks to discover... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literatureby William Hughes

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an... more...

  • Jane Austen and Animalsby Barbara K. Seeber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95

    In her study of animals in Jane Austen, Seeber situates the author’s work within eighteenth- and nineteenth-century debates about human-animal relations. She shows that Austen associates the domination of animals with that of women, challenges readings that identify Austen’s depictions of nature as benign celebrations of England’s imperial... more...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature?particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell?but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood. more...