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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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...

  • The Modern Gothic and Literary Doublesby Dr Linda Dryden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles is concerned with Gothic representations of London in the late 19th century. Establishing that a modern Gothic literary mode relocates the traditional rural Gothic to the late 19th century metropolis, this volume explores the cultural history of London in the 19th century. more...

  • Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticismby Dr Bernhard Kuhn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he examines these three representative writers, Kuhn reveals the scientific character of autobiographical writing while demonstrating... more...

  • Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830by Erik Simpson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book argues that Romantic-era writers used the figure of the minstrel to imagine authorship as a social, responsive enterprise unlike the solitary process portrayed by Romantic myths of the lone genius. Simpson highlights the centrality of the minstrel to many important literary developments from the Romantic era through to the 1840s. more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romanceby Dr Katherine Isobel Baxter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance,... more...

  • Gothic to Multiculturalby A. Robert Lee

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 152.60

    Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction , twenty-three essays each carefully revised from the past four decades, explores both range and individual register. The collection opens with considerations of gothic as light and dark in Charles Brockden Brown, war and peace in Cooper’s The Spy , Antarctica as world-genesis... more...

  • The Female Gothicby Diana Wallace; Andrew Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions. more...

  • Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novelsby Dr Richard J Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Picturing Scotland examines the genesis and production of the first author-approved illustrations for Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels in Scotland. Richard J. Hill shows that Scott, usually seen as indifferent to the mechanics of publishing, was actually at the forefront of one of the most lucrative publishing trends, the illustrated novel. Informed... more...

  • Gothic Romanticismby Tom Duggett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.00

    This series of close readings relates architecture, politics, and literary form to shed new light on the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey, offering new insights. more...

  • The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law, 1790?1860by Professor Bridget M Marshall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Tracing the use of legal themes in the gothic novel, Bridget M. Marshall shows novelists like William Godwin, Mary Shelley, Charles Brockden Brown, and Hannah Crafts questioning the foundations of the Anglo-American justice system. Often invoking actual laws like the Black Act in England or the Fugitive Slave Act in America, gothic novels connect the... more...