Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature

Synopsis

This introductory study provides a thorough grounding in both the history of Gothic literature and the way in which Gothic texts have been (and can be) critically read. The book opens with a chronology and an introduction to the principaltexts and key critical terms, followed by four chapters: The GothicHeyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; and theTwentieth Century. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, and films. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula and The Silence of the Lambs - to illustrate the ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic. Key Features
• Provides a single, comprehensive and accessible introduction to Gothic literature
• Offers a coherent account of the historical development of the Gothic in arange of literary and national contexts
• Introduces the ways in which critical theories of class, gender, race andnational identity have been applied to Gothic texts
• Includes an outline of essential resources and a guide to further reading
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