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Gothic & Romance

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  • Eighteenth Century Influences on Jane Austen's Early Fictionby Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 139.95

    This scholarly text, suitable for graduates and undergraduates alike, examines how the Gothic writing of Ann Radcliffe and the eighteenth-century novels of Fanny Barney helped to shape and hone Jane Austen’s own eighteenth century literary endeavors. It specifically focuses on Austen’s early works Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, and Sense and... more...

  • The Heyday of Sir Walter Scottby Donald Davie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1961, this book examines a number of works popular in the Romantic period, during the heyday of Sir Walter Scott in the early part of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazineby Robert Morrison; Daniel S. Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This collection of essays throws vast new light on the most significant literary-political journal of the Romantic age. Its chapters analyze Blackwood's wide-ranging contributions on some of the most topical issues in Romantic studies, including celebrity, British versus Scottish nationalism, and the rise of terror and detective fiction. more...

  • Understanding Austenby Maggie Lane

    Robert Hale 2013; US$ 10.19

    No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Terms like 'elegance', 'gentility' and 'propriety' seem to define her well-ordered, judgemental world. In making the fine moral, psychological and social discriminations... more...

  • Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literatureby Jolene Zigarovich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book discusses sex and death in the eighteenth-century, an era that among other forms produced the Gothic novel, commencing the prolific examination of the century?s shifting attitudes toward death and uncovering literary moments in which sexuality and death often conjoined. By bringing together various viewpoints and historical relations, the... more...

  • Romantic Adaptationsby Cian Duffy; Peter Howell; Caroline Ruddell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Renegotiating the cultural topography of the romantic period and the place of romanticism in subsequent cultural history, this collection focuses romantic writers’ adaptation of source material and the adaptation in subsequent periods of romantic tropes and ideologies. In essays that challenge hierarchical distinctions between source and text... more...

  • The Gothic Worldby Glennis Byron; Dale Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. more...

  • Rethinking the Romance Genreby Emily S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Rethinking the Romance Genre examines why the romance genre has proven such an irresistible form for contemporary writers and filmmakers as they approach global issues. In contemporary texts ranging from literary works, to films, to social media, romance facilitates a range of intimacies that offer new feminist models in the age of globalization. more...

  • The Gothic Ideologyby Diane Long Hoeveler

    University of Wales Press 2014;

    This book explores why lecherous monks, evil nuns, dank torture chambers and haunted abbeys have filled the pages of gothic novels for two hundred years. more...

  • Gothic and the Comic Turnby Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which... more...