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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 writer... 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...

  • Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteriesby Tim Fulford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Combining historical poetics and book history, Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries shows Romanticism as characterized by tropes and forms that were jointly produced by literary circles. To show these connections, Fulford pulls from a wealth of print material including political squibs, magazine essays, illustrated tour poems, and journals. more...