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Female gothic histories : gender, history and the gothic

Author: Diana Wallace
Publisher: Cardiff : University Of Wales Press, 2013.
Series: Gothic literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Female Gothic Histories is an important new study of the ways in which women writers have used the gothic novel to symbolize and counter their exclusion from traditional historical narratives. Beginning with a detailed reading of Sophia Lee's critically neglected The Recess, one of the earliest historical gothic fictions, Diana Wallace traces the development of this form from works by Elizabeth Gaskell, Vernon Lee,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Wallace
ISBN: 0708325742 9780708325742
OCLC Number: 809911124
Description: viii, 251 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Murder of the Mother: Sophia Lee's The Recess (1783-5) --
Be-witched and Ghosted: Elizabeth Gaskell's Gothic Historical Tales --
Puzzling over the Past: Vernon Lee's Fantastic Stories --
Displacing the Past: Daphne du Maurier and the Modern Gothic --
Queer as History: Sarah Waters's Gothic Historical Novels.
Series Title: Gothic literary studies.
Responsibility: Diana Wallace.

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