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  • The Gothic Worldby Glennis Byron; Dale Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literatureby William Hughes

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an... more...

  • The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835by Dr Franz J. Potter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    To better understand and contextualise the twilight of the Gothic genre during the 1920s and 1830s, The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835: Exhuming the Trade examines the disreputable aspects of the Gothic trade from its horrid bluebooks to the desperate hack writers who created the short tales of terror. From the Gothic publishers to the circulating... more...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...

  • In Darkest Londonby Jamieson Ridenhour

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian ?Gothic revival? novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but... 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...

  • Inside the Bloody Chamberby Christopher Frayling

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 18.99

    I would really like to have had the guts and the energy and so on to be able to write about people having battles with DHSS. But I haven't ... I'm an arty person. Okay, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So what... Alienated is the only way to be, after all. Since 1990, Angela Carter?s reputation, as writer and thinker, has soared,... more...

  • An Introduction to Ford Madox Fordby Dr Ashley Chantler; Dr Rob Hawkes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    For students and readers new to the work of Ford Madox Ford, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex, important and fascinating authors. Bringing together leading Ford scholars, the volume places Ford?s work in the context of significant literary, artistic and historical events and movements. Individual essays... more...

  • 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...