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Watt, James

Works: 6 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 2,266 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR3658.R5, 823.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about James Watt
Most widely held works by James Watt
Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832 by James Watt( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Watt's historically grounded account of Gothic fiction takes issue with received accounts of the genre as a stable and continuous tradition. Charting its vicissitudes from Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Scott's Waverley novels, Watt shows the Gothic to have been a heterogeneous body of fiction, characterised at times by antagonistic relations between various writers or works. Central to Watt's argument about the writing and reception of these works is a nuanced understanding of their political import: he discusses Walpole's attempt to forge an aristocratic identity, the loyalist affiliations of many neglected works of the 1790s, the subversive reputation of The Monk, and the ways in which Radcliffean romance proved congenial to conservative critics."--Jacket
The old English baron : a Gothic story by Clara Reeve( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sir Philip Harclay returns to England after a long absence, he finds that his childhood friend, Arthur, Lord Lovel, is no longer alive, and that the castle and estates of the Lovel family have twice changed hands. But a mysteriously abandoned set of rooms in the castle of Lovel promises to disclose the secrets of the past. After a series of frantic episodes and surprising revelations, culminating in a trial by combat, the crimes of the usurper and the legitimacy of the true heir are finally discovered
The oral chronicle of the Boorana in Southern Ethiopia : modes of construction and preservation of history among people without writing by Chikage Oba-Smidt( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of a pneumatic apparatus; with directions for procuring the factitious airs by James Watt( Book )

1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business for punks by James Watt( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Czech and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.12 (from 0.07 for Contesting ... to 1.00 for James Watt ...)

Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832
The old English baron : a Gothic story
English (42)

Czech (1)