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Gothic & Romance

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  • Irish Gothicsby Christina Morin; Niall Gillespie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Scholarly interest in 'the Irish Gothic' has grown at a rapid pace in recent years, but the debate over exactly what constitutes this body of literature remains far from settled. This collection of essays explores the rich complexities of the literary gothic in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland. more...

  • Edgar Allan Poeby James M. Hutchisson; Amy C. Branam; Dennis Eddings; Benjamin F. Fisher; Peter Goodwin; Kevin J. Hayes; Leon Jackson; John F. Jebb; Daniel Phillippon; Laura Saltz; C T. Walters; Justin Wert

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 38.99

    Most frequently regarded as a writer of the supernatural, Poe was actually among the most versatile of American authors, writing social satire, comic hoaxes, mystery stories, science fiction, prose poems, literary criticism and theory, and even a play. As a journalist and editor, Poe was closely in touch with the social, political, and cultural trends... more...

  • American Women's Ghost Stories in the Gilded Ageby Dara Downey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre. more...

  • Contemporary Scottish Gothicby Timothy C. Baker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    An innovative reading of a wide range of contemporary Scottish novels in relation to literary tradition and modern philosophy, Contemporary Scottish Gothic provides a new approach to Scottish fiction and Gothic literature, and offers a fuller picture of contemporary Scottish Gothic than any previous text. more...

  • In Hawthorne's Shadowby Samuel Chase Coale

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "The world is so sad and solemn," wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne, "that things meant in jest are liable, by an overwhelming influence, to become dreadful earnest; gaily dressed fantasies turning to ghostly and black-clad images of themselves." From the radical dualism of Hawthorne's vision, Samuel Coale argues, springs a continuing tradition in the American... 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...

  • 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...

  • Metaphysical Hazlittby Uttara Natarajan; Tom Paulin; Duncan Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 170.00

    The rediscovery and restitution of William Hazlitt as a canonical Romantic author has been among the latest and most significant developments in present-day Romantic studies. This volume, a collection of previously unpublished essays by the foremost scholars in the field presents Hazlitt as a philosophical, and not simply a 'familiar' essayist. It... more...

  • Gothic and the Comic Turnby Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which... more...

  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...