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Gothic subjects : the transformation of individualism in American fiction, 1790-1861

Author: Siân Silyn Roberts
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Beginning in the 1790s, North American readers developed an appetite for the gothic novel, as imported, reprinted, and pirated editions of British and European romances flooded the market alongside homegrown works. In Gothic Subjects, Siân Silyn Roberts accounts for the sudden and considerable appeal of the gothic during this period by contending that it prepared a culturally diverse American readership to think
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siân Silyn Roberts
ISBN: 9780812246131 0812246136
OCLC Number: 860943735
Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Gothic Enlightenment --
The American transformation of the British individual --
Captivity, incorporation, and the politics of going native --
A mind for the Gothic: common sense and the problem of local culture --
Population and the limits of civil society in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet letter --
Slavery and Gothic form: writing race as the bio-novel.
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Silyn Roberts turns our previous understanding of gothic literature inside out, arguing that the gothic conventions imported from Britain were appropriated by American writers to offer the early  Read more...

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