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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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...

  • The Gothic and the Everydayby Lorna Piatti-Farnell; Maria Beville

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Haintsby Arthur F. Redding

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Jane Austen and Animalsby Professor Barbara K Seeber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The first full-length study of animals in Jane Austen, Barbara K. Seeber?s book situates the author?s work within the serious debates about human-animal relations that began in the eighteenth century and continued into Austen?s lifetime. Seeber shows that Austen?s writings consistently align the objectification of nature with that of women and that... more...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99

    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...

  • Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Contextby Cynthia F. Wong; Hülya Yildiz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro’s evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro’s work, attending to Ishiguro’s own self-identification as an international... more...

  • Le Cénacle de Joseph Delorme : 1827-1830by Léon Séché; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Je suis de l'avis de Lamartine : il y a vraiment des lieux prédestinés. Au quinzième siècle, par exemple, le mouvement de la Renaissance partit de la province idéale que j'ai baptisée la Bretagne-Angevine, parce que la Loire qui la traverse, de Saumur à Nantes, a fait à la longue aux habitants de ses deux rives une âme à part où il entre... more...

  • Love and the Novelby George Paizis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    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...

  • Romance Fiction and American Cultureby Dr Eric Murphy Selinger; Dr William A Gleason

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 49.95

    Since the 1970s, romance novels have surpassed all other genres in terms of popularity in the United States, accounting for half of all mass market paperbacks sold and driving the digital publishing revolution. Romance Fiction and American Culture brings together scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and publishing to explore American romance... more...