RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42955448 LA English T1 Romanticism and the Gothic : genre, reception, and canon formation A1 Gamer, Michael., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge [England]; New York YR 2000 SN 0521773288 9780521773287 AB "Michael Gamer offers a sharply focused analysis of how and why romantic writers drew on gothic conventions whilst, at the same time, denying their influence in order to claim critical respectability. He shows how the reception of gothic writing, including its institutional and commercial recognition as a form of literature, played a fundamental role in the development of romanticism as an ideology. In doing so he examines the early history of the romantic movement and its assumptions about literary value, and the politics of reading, writing, and reception at the end of the eighteenth century. As a whole the book makes an original contribution to our understanding of genre, tracing the impact of reception, marketing, and audience on its formation."--Jacket.