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  • Dangerous Bodiesby Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 109.99

    Through an investigation of the body and its oppression by the church, the medical profession and the state, this book reveals the actual horrors lying beneath fictional horror in settings as diverse as the monastic community, slave plantation, operating theatre, Jewish ghetto and battlefield trench.The book provides original readings of canonical... more...

  • French Crime Fiction, 1945?2005by Margaret-Anne Hutton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the first major study of representations of World War II in French crime fiction, Margaret-Anne Hutton draws on a corpus of over a hundred and fifty texts spanning more than sixty years. Included are well-known writers (male and female) such as Aubert, Simenon, Boileau-Narcejak, Vargas, Daeninckx, and Jonquet, as well as a broad range of lesser-known... more...

  • George Eliot, European Novelistby John Rignall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Reading George Eliot as a European novelist among other European novelists, John Rignall explores her use of European travel, scenes and locations in her fiction and also places her novels in conversation with the work of other major European writers. Throughout the book, Rignall shows Eliot's engagement with the cultures of France and Germany, suggestively... more...

  • That devil's trickby Hughes William

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    That devil's trick is the first study of nineteenth-century hypnotism based primarily on the popular - rather than medical - appreciation of the subject. Drawing on the reports of mesmerists, hypnotists, quack doctors and serious physicians printed in popular newspapers from the early years of the nineteenth century to the Victorian fin de si?cle,... more...

  • Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Proseby Vivienne Brough-Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Vivienne Brough-Evans proposes a compelling new way of reevaluating aspects of international surrealism by means of the category of divin fou , and consequently deploys theories of sacred ecstasy as developed by the Collège de Sociologie (1937?39) as a critical tool in shedding new light on the literary oeuvre of non-French writers who worked both... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Bookby Jessica DeSpain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Until the Chace Act in 1891, no international copyright law existed between Britain and the United States, which meant publishers were free to edit text, excerpt whole passages, add new illustrations, and substantially redesign a book's appearance. In spite of this ongoing process of transatlantic transformation of texts, the metaphor of the book as... more...

  • Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writerby Jackie Shead

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Exploring how Margaret Atwood?s fiction reimagines the figure of the detective and the nature of crime, Jackie Shead shows how the author radically reworks the crime fiction genre. Shead focuses on Surfacing, Bodily Harm, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake and selected short fiction, showing the ways in which Atwood?s protagonists are... more...

  • 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...