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

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
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.


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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