Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide

Synopsis

With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the imagination, the Gothic genre originated in the 18th century, flourished in the 19th, and continues to thrive today. This reference work provides an introduction to Gothic literature and its abundant criticism and summarizes contemporary developments and critical opinion in Gothic Studies. The volume includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Each entry includes a primary bibliography, a critical essay on the author's place in the Gothic tradition, and a selected, annotated bibliography of scholarship. Entries for Russian, Japanese, French, and German writers give an international scope to the book, while the focus on English and American literature shows the dynamic nature of Gothicism today.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Douglass H. Thomson
  • Jack G. Voller
  • Frederick S. Frank
  • Carol Margaret Davison
  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002