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Gothic & Romance

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  • Romanticism and the Materiality of Natureby Onno Oerlemans

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 44.95

    Oerlemans extends current eco-critical views by synthesizing a range of viewpoints from the Romantic period. more...

  • Daniel Defoe, Contrarianby Robert James Merrett

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 77.00

    In this study, Robert James Merrett approaches Defoe’s body of work using interdisciplinary methods that recognize dialectic in his verbal creativity and cognitive awareness. more...

  • Wilde Discoveriesby Joseph Bristow

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 77.00

    This volume offers fresh approaches to well-known works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray while paying serious attention to his lesser known writings and activities, including his earliest attempts at emulating the English Romantics, his editing of Woman’s World , and his fascination with anarchism. more...

  • Oliver Wendell Holmesby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 0.99

    William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known,... 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...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 89.99

    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...