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Contesting the Gothic [electronic resource] : fiction, genre and cultural conflict, 1764-1832 / James Watt.

By: Watt, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in Romanticism: 33.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (x, 205 p.).ISBN: 0511005180 (electronic bk.); 9780511005183 (electronic bk.); 051103623X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511036231 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511150113; 9780511150111; 0511051468; 9780511051463; 051111723X (electronic bk.); 9780511117237 (electronic bk.); 9780521640992 (hbk.); 0521640997 (hbk.); 9780511484674 (electronic bk.); 0511484674 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Horror tales, English -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English -- History and criticism | Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain | Politics and culture -- Great Britain | Literary form -- History -- 18th century | Literary form -- History -- 19th century | Romanticism -- Great Britain | Literary form | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Electronic books | Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain -- History and criticism | Roman anglais -- 18e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | R�ecits d'horreur anglais -- 18e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Roman anglais -- 19e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Roman noir (Genre litt�eraire) -- Grande-Bretagne | Culture -- Aspect politique -- Grande-Bretagne | Romantisme -- Grande-Bretagne | Genres litt�eraires | R�ecits d'horreur anglais -- 19e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Conflit culturel -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 18e si�ecle | Engels | Gothic novel | Gothic Revival (letterkunde) | Letterkunde | Gothic novel | Roman anglais -- 18e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Roman anglais -- 19e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature d'�epouvante anglaise -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire et critique | Roman gothique -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature fantastique -- 18e si�ecleGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contesting the Gothic.DDC classification: 823/.0872909/09033 Other classification: 18.05 | 17.86 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Origins : Horace Walpole and The castle of Otranto -- Loyalist gothic romance -- Gothic 'subversion': German literature, the Minerva Press, Matthew Lewis -- First poetess of romantic fiction: Ann Radcliffe -- Field of romance: Walter Scott, the Waverley novels, the Gothic.
Summary: Charting its vicissitudes from Walpole to Scott, James Watt shows the Gothic to have been a heterogeneous body of fiction, characterised at times by antagonistic relations between writers or works. He examines the novels' political import, and looks ahead to the fluctuating critical status of Scott and the Gothic.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-200) and index.

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Origins : Horace Walpole and The castle of Otranto -- Loyalist gothic romance -- Gothic 'subversion': German literature, the Minerva Press, Matthew Lewis -- First poetess of romantic fiction: Ann Radcliffe -- Field of romance: Walter Scott, the Waverley novels, the Gothic.

Charting its vicissitudes from Walpole to Scott, James Watt shows the Gothic to have been a heterogeneous body of fiction, characterised at times by antagonistic relations between writers or works. He examines the novels' political import, and looks ahead to the fluctuating critical status of Scott and the Gothic.

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