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The History of Gothic Fiction debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film.Approaching key novels by authors such as Walpole (The Castle of Otranto), Radcliffe (The Romance of the Forest and The Mysteries of Udolpho), Austen (Northanger Abbey), Wollstonecraft (The Wrongs of Woman), Lewis (The Monk), Shelley (Frankenstein), Stoker (Dracula) and Halperin (White Zombie), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analysing the peculiar tone of these fictions and uncovering themes of credulity and reason, secrecy and enlightenment, tyranny and libertinism, sexuality and gender, race and miscegenation. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie examine how the un-dead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history.Written with an undergraduate audience in mind, this text offers a synthesis of the main topics of Gothic intere

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This volume debates the rise of the genre of gothic fiction from its origins in the late-18th century novel through to the 19th-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires through to the 20th-century zombie film.

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< P> < I> The History of Gothic Fiction< /I> debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators, and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film. Approaching key novels by Walpole ( < I> The Castle of Otranto< /I> ), Austen ( < I> Northanger Abbey< /I> ), Wollstonecraft ( < I> The Wrongs of Woman< /I> ), Shelley ( < I> Frankenstein< /I> ), Stoker ( < I> Dracula< /I> ), and Halperin ( < I> White Zombie< /I> ), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analyzing the peculiar tone of these fictions. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie examine how the undead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history.< /P>

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"The History of Gothic Fiction" debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators, and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film. Approaching key novels by Walpole ( "The Castle of Otranto"), Austen ( "Northanger Abbey"), Wollstonecraft ( "The Wrongs of Woman"), Shelley ( "Frankenstein"), Stoker ( "Dracula"), and Halperin ( "White Zombie"), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analyzing the peculiar tone of these fictions. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie examine how the undead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.

About the Author

Markman Ellis is Senior Lecturer, School of English and Drama at the Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

Product Details

ISBN:
9780748611959
Author:
Ellis, Markman
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Gothic & Romance
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Gothic revival
Subject:
Gothic revival (Literature) - English-
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 B/W plates
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.20x6.12x.60 in. .92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume debates the rise of the genre of gothic fiction from its origins in the late-18th century novel through to the 19th-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires through to the 20th-century zombie film.
"Synopsis" by , < P> < I> The History of Gothic Fiction< /I> debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators, and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film. Approaching key novels by Walpole ( < I> The Castle of Otranto< /I> ), Austen ( < I> Northanger Abbey< /I> ), Wollstonecraft ( < I> The Wrongs of Woman< /I> ), Shelley ( < I> Frankenstein< /I> ), Stoker ( < I> Dracula< /I> ), and Halperin ( < I> White Zombie< /I> ), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analyzing the peculiar tone of these fictions. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie examine how the undead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history.< /P>
"Synopsis" by , "The History of Gothic Fiction" debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators, and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film. Approaching key novels by Walpole ( "The Castle of Otranto"), Austen ( "Northanger Abbey"), Wollstonecraft ( "The Wrongs of Woman"), Shelley ( "Frankenstein"), Stoker ( "Dracula"), and Halperin ( "White Zombie"), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analyzing the peculiar tone of these fictions. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie examine how the undead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history.
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