Minerva's gothics : the politics and poetics of Romantic exchange, 1780-1820 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Minerva's gothics : the politics and poetics of Romantic exchange, 1780-1820

Author: Elizabeth A Neiman
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Gothic literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1790 and 1820, William Lane's Minerva Press published an unprecedented number of new novels by female authors. Reading these novels for their shared popular conventions demonstrates that circulating-library novelists collectively recirculate, engage and modify commonplaces about women's nature, the social order and, most importantly, the very same Romantic redefinitions of literature that still render their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Neiman
ISBN: 9781786833679 1786833670
OCLC Number: 1046101935
Description: xxxi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Table of ContentsPreface: Chapter 1: Remapping Minerva's influence on the novel marketSection One: Feminist Discernment and Minerva'sProduction of Romantic FantasySection OverviewChapter 2: Julies and St. Preuxes: Networking 'lady' authors, 1785-9Chapter 3: Wollstonecraft and the revolutionary feminist novel: At a crossroads with Wordsworth Section Two: The Revolution Debate in Britain: Minerva and the Politics of FeelingSection OverviewChapter 4: Providential adaptations to the romantic fantasy, 1790-4Chapter 5: Godwin and Providential feeling in Things As They Are: Meeting readers where they areChapter 6: Providential feeling at Minerva's zenith: what the commoner teaches the noblemanSection Three: The Forgotten Poetics of Romantic Exchange: Gothic Habits of MindSection OverviewChapter 7: Minerva's continued influence: the Poet as Nightingale in Shelley's 1810 GothicsChapter 8: Reinstating romantic fantasy in Minerva's 'late' novels: Romanticism and 'Gothic' habits of mindAfterwordBibliographyList of Tables:List of Figures:
Series Title: Gothic literary studies.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Neiman.

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The infamously popular London publisher William Lane made a name for himself and his Press, 'Minerva', by courting debuting female authors and selling their novels wholesale as circulating-library  Read more...

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