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This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.

The guide is divided into four parts:

  • The opening section explains the origins and development of the term ‘Gothic’, considers the particular features of the Gothic within specific periods, and explores its evolution in both literary and non-literary forms, such as art, architecture and film.

  • The following section contains extended entries on major writers of the Gothic, pointing to the most significant features of their work.

  • The third section features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.

  • Finally, the text considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures such as the vampire and the monster.

Supplementary material includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, listing literature and film from 1757 to 2000, and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

Synopsis:

This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.

  • Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.

  • Explains the origins and development of the term Gothic.

  • Explores the evolution of the Gothic in both literary and non-literary forms, including art, architecture and film.

  • Features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otrantoto Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.

  • Considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures such as the vampire and the monster.

  • Includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, including fiction and film from the 1760s to the present day, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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"The overall result is wonderfully informative and suggestive for the beginning student, while offering some striking additional insights spread across the book for advanced students of Gothic who have yet to consider such contexts for it as postcolonialism, 'goth' subcultures and 'Hallucination and the Narcotic'." Gothic Studies

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book.

2. Chronology.

3. Introduction.

4. Backgrounds and Contexts.

5. Writers of Gothic.

6. Key Works.

7. Themes and Topics.

8. Guide to Further Reading.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631220633
Author:
Punter, David
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Author:
Byron, Glennis
Author:
Punter, David
Location:
Malden, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Gothic & Romance
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Gothic revival
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Gothic revival (Literature) - English-
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
English literature
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Guides to Literature
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.92x5.98x.98 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.

  • Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.

  • Explains the origins and development of the term Gothic.

  • Explores the evolution of the Gothic in both literary and non-literary forms, including art, architecture and film.

  • Features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otrantoto Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.

  • Considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures such as the vampire and the monster.

  • Includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, including fiction and film from the 1760s to the present day, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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