History of the Gothic

Gothic Literature 1764-1824

by Carol Margaret Davison (Author)

Description
This title offers a detailed yet accessible introduction to classic British Gothic literature and the popular sub-category of the Female Gothic designed for the student reader. Works by such classic Gothic authors as Horace Walpole, Matthew Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, and Mary Shelley are examined against the backdrop of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British social and political history and significant intellectual/cultural developments. Identification and interpretation of the Gothic’s variously reconfigured major motifs and conventions is provided alongside suggestions for further critical reading, a timeline of notable Gothic-related publications, and consideration of various theoretical approaches.
Rights Information

All ex GB, US, CA

Series Part
Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: December 2009
  • English
  • 9780708320457
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 12.99 GBP
  • Pages: 192
  • University of Wales Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Series: Gothic Literary Studies