Industrial gothic : workers, exploitation and urbanization in transatlantic nineteenth-century literature (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Industrial gothic : workers, exploitation and urbanization in transatlantic nineteenth-century literature

Author: Bridget Marshall
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2021. ©2021
Series: Gothic literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume carves out a new area of study, the 'industrial Gothic', placing the genre in dialogue with the literature of the Industrial Revolution. The book explores a significant subset of transatlantic nineteenth-century literature that employs the tropes, themes and rhetoric of the Gothic to portray the real-life horrors of factory life, framing the Industrial Revolution as a site of Gothic excess and horror.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Critiques littéraires
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Marshall
ISBN: 1786837706 9781786837707
OCLC Number: 1223066534
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Weaving a Transatlantic Gothic Industrial HistoryChapter 1: The Industrial Gothic NovelChapter 2: Industrializing the Gothic Victim/Heroine: Mill Girls and Factory Girls Chapter 3: The Carceral Gothic and the Cotton Industrial ComplexChapter 4: Old and New Industrial Horrors: Monsters and Disabled BodiesChapter 5: The Industrial Environment: EcoGothic HorrorsEpilogue: Unravelling the Industrial Gothic
Series Title: Gothic literary studies.
Responsibility: Bridget M. Marshall.

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The Gothic is more than just maidens-in-peril fleeing supernatural villains in another age. Historically, it was a form used to depict and critique the dangerous labour conditions faced by workers  Read more...

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