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De Quincey's Gothic masquerade

Author: Patrick Bridgwater
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2004.
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 80.
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"De Quincey's GothicMasquerade is what has long been needed, a study of Thomas De Quincey's Gothicand Gothic-related texts by a Germanist working on Gothicand specializing in Anglo-German literary relations. Addressed to all who are interested in De Quincey's work and its place in literary history, and to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share De Quincey's and the author's enthusiasm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bridgwater, Patrick.
De Quincey's Gothic masquerade.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2004
(OCoLC)608551338
Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Bridgwater
ISBN: 9042018135 9789042018136
OCLC Number: 57170559
Description: 183 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Early Gothicreading --
Infant literature --
Thomas de Quincey and Charles de Moor --
Teenage Gothicreading --
2. Teutophilia --
Oxford, van Haren and Schwartzburg --
J. H. Bohte --
3. Translations from the German --
Gillies's German stories --
De Quincey's translations --
sport of fortune (1821) --
fatal Marksman (1823) --
Mr. Schnackenberger, The dice, The King of Hayti (1823) ; The incognito, The defier of ghosts (1824) --
love-charm (1825) --
4. De Quincey and gothic --
Gothic --
De Quincey's gothic --
De Quincey and The Devil's elixir --
5. Dream-texts --
Confessions of an English opium-eater (1822) --
Suspira de Profundis (1845-) --
English mail-coach (1849) --
6. Essays --
Historico-critical inquiry into the origin of the Rosicrucians (1824) and secret societies (1847) --
On murder considered as one of the fine arts (1827) --
7. Rifacimenti --
De Quincey, Gillies and rifacimento --
somnambulist (1824) --
Niels Klim's journey to the world under-ground (1822-28) --
Walladmor (1825) --
German Walladmor --
De Quincey's view of the German Walladmor --
German Walladmor as Gothicnovel --
De Quincey's Walladmor (1825) --
Walladmor as Gothicnovel --
Schloss Avalon (1827) --
Spanish military nun (1847-54) --
8. Fictions --
stranger's grave (1823) --
peasant of Portugal (1827) and The Cacadore (1828) --
Klosterheim (1832) --
household wreck (1838) --
avenger (1838) --
9. De Quincey and Kafka.
Series Title: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 80.
Responsibility: Patrick Bridgwater.

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"De Quincey's GothicMasquerade is what has long been needed, a study of Thomas De Quincey's Gothicand Gothic-related texts by a Germanist working on Gothicand specializing in Anglo-German literary relations. Addressed to all who are interested in De Quincey's work and its place in literary history, and to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share De Quincey's and the author's enthusiasm for Gothic, this book adds considerably to the scope of De Quincey studies, which it enables to move on from some of the main unanswered questions of the past."--BOOK JACKET.

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"...an invaluable reference point for future studies..." in: The European Legacy, Vol. 11, No. 7, 2006

 
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