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The literature of terror. Volume 2, The modern gothic : a history of gothic fictions from 1765 to the present day

Author: David Punter
Publisher: Oxfordshire, England ; New York : Routledge, 2013. ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Literature of Terror: the Modern Gothic is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. This long awaited second edition has been expanded to take into account the latest critical research, and is now published in two volumes. Volume One covers the period from 1765 to the Edwardian age while Volume Two discusses modern gothic, starting with the 'decadent'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Punter, David.
Literature of Terror: Volume 2.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Punter
ISBN: 9781317888017 1317888014 9781315842158 1315842157
OCLC Number: 874151613
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Gothic and decadence; Notes and references; 2. Later American Gothic; Notes and references; 3. The ambivalence of memory; Notes and references; 4. Formalism and meaning in the ghost story; Notes and references; 5. Gothic in the horror film 1930-1980; Notes and references; 6. Modern perceptions of the barbaric; Notes and references; 7. Contemporary Gothic transformations; Notes and references; 8. Mutations of terror: theory and the Gothic. Notes and referencesBibliography; Index.
Responsibility: David Punter.

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The Literature of Terror: the Modern Gothic is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. This long awaited second edition has been expanded to take into account the latest critical research, and is now published in two volumes. Volume One covers the period from 1765 to the Edwardian age while Volume Two discusses modern gothic, starting with the 'decadent' gothic writing of Oscar Wilde and continuing through the twentieth century.

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