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Love, mystery, and misery : feeling in Gothic fiction

Author: Coral Ann Howells
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Athlone, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The current Gothic revival in literature and film encourages us to look again at the earliest Gothic novels written between 1790 and 1820, when Gothic was the most popular kind of fiction in England. Dr Howells proposes a radical reassessment of these novels to emphasise their importance as experiments in imaginative writing. Her object, the study of feeling, is central to Gothic, for its spell consists in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coral Ann Howells
ISBN: 0485121115 9780485121117
OCLC Number: 33441795
Description: x, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction - gothic themes, values, techniques; "The Mysteries of Udolpho", Ann Radcliffe; "The Monk", M.G. Lewis; Minerva Press Fiction, 1796-1819 - "The Children of the Abbey", Regina Maria Roche, and "Manfrone, or the One-Handed Monk", Mary-Ann Radcliffe; "Melmoth the Wanderer", C.R. Maturin; "Jane Eyre", Charlotte Bronte; selective list of gothic novels; novels.
Responsibility: by Coral Ann Howells.

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Examines the early Gothic novels, written between 1790 and 1820, emphasizing their importance as experiments in imaginative writing. Gothic fiction embodies contemporary neuroses, and this study  Read more...

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