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Gothic & Romance

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  • Dark Assemblagesby Kay Pritchett

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    In Dark Assemblages , Kay Pritchett, after surveying the novelistic production of celebrated Neo-Gothic writer Pilar Pedraza (1951-), focuses on the relevance of the Spanish author's fiction to contemporary social concerns. Pedraza's Gothic stories of development reveal the power of conventional representations ( fixed images ) to undermine... more...

  • Shelley's Textual Seductionsby Samuel Lyndon Gladden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    First published in 2002. This book surveys how and to what effect Shelley uses erotic narratives to mask political rhetoric within his attempts to describe and bring forth utopia. Posing erotic relationships as both an exemplar of the inequities of power and a paradigm for alternative social orders that dismantle oppressive structures, it argues Shelley?s... more...

  • Shelley and the Romantic Revolutionby F.A. Lea

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1945. In this work the author seeks to correct the misinterpretation and incorrect labelling of Shelley?s thought. While not neglecting Shelley as a poet, this book focuses on his contributions made to the general movement of political and philosophical thought of his era and by so doing his relevance to contemporary issues. This... more...

  • Romantic Ecocriticismby Dewey W. Hall; James C. McKusick; Colin Carman; Alicia Carroll; Judyta Frodyma; Gary Harrison; J. Andrew Hubbell; Ryan David Leack; Kaitlin Mondello; Shalon Noble; Lisa Ottum; Marcus Tomalin; Bryon Williams

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies examines the influence of the science of the age upon a host of English and American authors. The collection of essays develops transhistorical and transnational perspectives to examine the invaluable place of Romantic literary studies as inspiration behind the rise of early environmentalism in the nineteenth... more...

  • Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazinesby Catherine Delafield

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Examining the Victorian serial as a text in its own right, Catherine Delafield re-reads five novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Dinah Craik and Wilkie Collins by situating them in the context of periodical publication. She traces the roles of the author and editor in the creation and dissemination of the texts and considers how first publication... 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...