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Gothic & Romance

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  • Eighteenth Century Influences on Jane Austen's Early Fictionby Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 139.95

    This scholarly text, suitable for graduates and undergraduates alike, examines how the Gothic writing of Ann Radcliffe and the eighteenth-century novels of Fanny Barney helped to shape and hone Jane Austen’s own eighteenth century literary endeavors. It specifically focuses on Austen’s early works Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, and Sense and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literatureby William Hughes

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 119.99

    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...

  • Understanding Austenby Maggie Lane

    Robert Hale 2013; US$ 9.99

    No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Terms like 'elegance', 'gentility' and 'propriety' seem to define her well-ordered, judgemental world. In making the fine moral, psychological and social discriminations... more...

  • Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literatureby Jolene Zigarovich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book discusses sex and death in the eighteenth-century, an era that among other forms produced the Gothic novel, commencing the prolific examination of the century?s shifting attitudes toward death and uncovering literary moments in which sexuality and death often conjoined. By bringing together various viewpoints and historical relations, the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking the Romance Genreby Emily S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Rethinking the Romance Genre examines why the romance genre has proven such an irresistible form for contemporary writers and filmmakers as they approach global issues. In contemporary texts ranging from literary works, to films, to social media, romance facilitates a range of intimacies that offer new feminist models in the age of globalization. more...

  • The Gothic Ideologyby Diane Long Hoeveler

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores why lecherous monks, evil nuns, dank torture chambers and haunted abbeys have filled the pages of gothic novels for two hundred years. 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...

  • 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 Press 2011; US$ 40.99

    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...