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Dead secrets : Wilkie Collins and the female gothic

Author: Tamar Heller
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Readers have long been enthralled by the novels of Wilkie Collins, whose The Moonstone is considered the first modern detective novel. This book by Tamar Heller--the most comprehensive study of Collins' work ever written--places Collins within Victorian literary history, showing how his fiction transforms the conventions of the traditionally female genre of the Gothic novel and can be read as a critique of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Wilkie Collins; Wilkie Collins; Wilkie Collins; Wilkie Collins; Wilkie Collins
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tamar Heller
ISBN: 0300045743 9780300045741
OCLC Number: 24142692
Description: ix, 201 pages : portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Dead Secrets --
1. Reigns of Terror: The Politics of the Female Gothic --
2. Becoming an Author in 1848: History and the Gothic in the Early Works of Wilkie Collins --
3. Basil: Femininity, Ressentiment, and the Male Artist --
4. Writing after Dark: Collins and Victorian Literary Culture --
5. The Woman in White: Portrait of the Artist as a Professional Man --
6. Blank Spaces: Ideological Tensions and the Detective Work of The Moonstone --
Epilogue: The Haunted Narrative.
Responsibility: Tamar Heller.

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Readers have long been enthralled by the novels of Wilkie Collins, whose The Moonstone is considered the first modern detective novel. This book by Tamar Heller--the most comprehensive study of Collins' work ever written--places Collins within Victorian literary history, showing how his fiction transforms the conventions of the traditionally female genre of the Gothic novel and can be read as a critique of the gender and class distinctions that structured Victorian society. Heller offers an insightful account of the ways in which Collins' work in the female Gothic tradition influenced his characteristic themes and imagery. She also explores how this association with the genres of the Gothic and with controversial "sensation fiction" linked Collins with women writers and literary and social marginality during an era when novel writing was increasingly a male-defined and male-dominated profession. Heller argues that Collins' fictions reflect his own contradictory status as a Victorian writer; his novels focus on the relation of the writer to the literary marketplace and also on the intricate and ambivalent dialectic of masculine literary authority and feminine marginality. This study of Collins makes an original contribution to feminist literary criticism by demonstrating its value for the reexamination of an important male writer. In addition, by exploring the complexity of the relationship of a male writer to a feminine literary tradition, the book breaks new ground in the study of literary influence and in critical discussions of the literary canon.

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