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Gothic & Romance

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  • In Darkest Londonby Jamieson Ridenhour

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian ?Gothic revival? novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but... more...

  • The Heyday of Sir Walter Scottby Donald Davie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    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. Encompassing works by the likes of Alexander Pushkin, Sir Walter Scott, Adam Mickiewicz and James Fenimore Cooper, this is also a meditation on the nature of Romanticism... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Austenby Maggie Lane

    Robert Hale 2013; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • 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$ 225.00

    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. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories... more...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...

  • Ecocriticism and the Idea of Cultureby Helena Feder

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Arguing that the Bildungsroman is humanist culture's own origin story, Feder draws on the work of biologists in her examination of works by Voltaire, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf and Jamaica Kincaid. She dramatizes Western culture's own awareness of the instability of the binary of nature and culture, making a timely intervention in the ongoing... more...

  • The Gothic Ideologyby Diane Long Hoeveler

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...