The Gothic family romance : heterosexuality, child sacrifice, and the Anglo-Irish colonial order (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The Gothic family romance : heterosexuality, child sacrifice, and the Anglo-Irish colonial order Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Gothic family romance : heterosexuality, child sacrifice, and the Anglo-Irish colonial order

Author: Margot Gayle Backus
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

Tales of child sacrifice, demon lovers, incestual relations, and returns from the dead are part of English and Irish gothic literature. This book shows how Anglo-Irish gothic works written from the  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Backus, Margot Gayle, 1961-
Gothic family romance.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607378787
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Gayle Backus
ISBN: 0822324148 9780822324140 082232380X 9780822323808
OCLC Number: 41049488
Description: xi, 291 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The other half of the story: English and Irish social formations, 1550-1700 --
"Does she not deserve to pay for all this?" Compulsory romance in the constricting family cell --
"Something valuable of their own": children, reproduction, and irony in Swift, Burke, and Edgeworth --
"A very strange agony": parables of sexual subject formation in Melmoth the wanderer, Carmilla, and Dracula --
Irish gothic realism and the Great War: the devil's bargain and the demon lover --
Somebody else's troubles: post-treaty retrenchment and the (burning) Big House novel --
"Perhaps I may come alive": Mother Ireland and the unfinished revolution.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Margot Gayle Backus.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"A compelling history of the Anglo-Irish gothic tradition that is ambitious, convincing, and valuable."-Mary Favret, Indiana University "Backus's fresh and unexpected insights into Irish Gothic texts Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(51)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.