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The history of Gothic fiction, Markman Ellis

Label
The history of Gothic fiction
Title
The history of Gothic fiction
Statement of responsibility
Markman Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The History of Gothic Fiction debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film." "Approaching key novels by authors such as Walpole (The Castle of Otranto), Radcliffe (The Romance of the Forest and The Mysteries of Udolpho), Austen (Northanger Abbey), Wollstonecraft (The Wrongs of Woman), Lewis (The Monk), Shelley (Frankenstein), Stoker (Dracula) and Halperin (White Zombie), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analysing the peculiar tone of these fictions and uncovering themes of credulity and reason, secrecy and enlightenment, tyranny and libertinism, sexuality and gender, race and miscegenation. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie explain how the un-dead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history." "Written with an undergraduate audience in mind, this text offers a synthesis of the main topics of Gothic interest and clearly argued summaries of critical debate. It signals its difference from recent psychoanalytic readings of Gothic and argues instead for a more complex, multilayered approach via an historicist reading of gothic fiction. Illustrated with ten black and white plates and including an up-to-date bibliography, this will be an ideal text for all those with an interest in the Gothic."--Jacket
  • "The History of Gothic Fiction debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film." "Approaching key novels by authors such as Walpole (The Castle of Otranto), Radcliffe (The Romance of the Forest and The Mysteries of Udolpho), Austen (Northanger Abbey), Wollstonecraft (The Wrongs of Woman), Lewis (The Monk), Shelley (Frankenstein), Stoker (Dracula) and Halperin (White Zombie), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analysing the peculiar tone of these fictions and uncovering themes of credulity and reason, secrecy and enlightenment, tyranny and libertinism, sexuality and gender, race and miscegenation. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie explain how the un-dead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history." "Written with an undergraduate audience in mind, this text offers a synthesis of the main topics of Gothic interest and clearly argued summaries of critical debate. It signals its difference from recent psychoanalytic readings of Gothic and argues instead for a more complex, multilayered approach via an historicist reading of gothic fiction. Illustrated with ten black and white plates and including an up-to-date bibliography, this will be an ideal text for all those with an interest in the Gothic."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
EQO
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Ellis, Markman
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.T3
LC item number
E533 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, American
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Récits d'horreur anglais
  • Roman noir (Genre littéraire)
  • Griezelverhalen
  • Gothic novel
  • Griezelfilms
  • Schauerliteratur
  • Gothic novel
  • Griezelfilms
  • Griezelverhalen
  • Englisch
  • Geschichte
  • Gothic novel
  • Schauerliteratur
Label
The history of Gothic fiction, Markman Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The history of gothic fiction -- History and the gothic novel -- Female gothic and the secret terrors of sensibility -- Revolution and libertinism in the gothic novel -- Science, conspiracy and the gothic enlightenment -- Vampires, credulity and reason -- Zombies and the occultation of slavery
Control code
45236901
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780748611959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Label
The history of Gothic fiction, Markman Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The history of gothic fiction -- History and the gothic novel -- Female gothic and the secret terrors of sensibility -- Revolution and libertinism in the gothic novel -- Science, conspiracy and the gothic enlightenment -- Vampires, credulity and reason -- Zombies and the occultation of slavery
Control code
45236901
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780748611959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration

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