The Gothic

Synopsis

Tailored specifically for students new to the daunting field of literary theory, Fred Botting's Gothic is a clear and welcome introduction to the study of this compelling genre. This lucid, easy-to-follow guide:
• Explains the transformations of the genre through history
• Outlines all the major figures which define the genre, such as ghosts, monsters and vampires
• Charts key texts over two centuries
• Traces origins of the form
• Looks at the cultural and historical location of gothic images and texts
• Provides a succinct introduction to the field which is also an excellent foundation for further study.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Fred Botting
  • David Punter
  • Elisabeth Bronfen
  • E. J. Clery
  • Robert Miles
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001