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  • Dangerous bodiesby Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 109.99

    Through an investigation of the body and its oppression by the church, the medical profession and the state, this book reveals the actual horrors lying beneath fictional horror in settings as diverse as the monastic community, slave plantation, operating theatre, Jewish ghetto and battlefield trench.The book provides original readings of canonical... more...

  • French Crime Fiction, 1945?2005by Margaret-Anne Hutton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the first major study of representations of World War II in French crime fiction, Margaret-Anne Hutton draws on a corpus of over a hundred and fifty texts spanning more than sixty years. Included are well-known writers (male and female) such as Aubert, Simenon, Boileau-Narcejak, Vargas, Daeninckx, and Jonquet, as well as a broad range of lesser-known... more...

  • 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...

  • Gothic Renaissanceby Elisabeth Bronfen; Beate Neumeier

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    Collection of essays by experts in Renaissance and Gothic studies tracks the lines of connection between Gothic sensibilities and the discursive network of the Renaissance 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...