Gothic Literature (Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature) (Paperback)

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Gothic Literature (Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature) (Paperback)


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New edition of bestselling introductory text outlining the history and ways of reading Gothic literature

This revised edition includes:

A new chapter on Contemporary Gothic which explores the Gothic of the early twenty first century and looks at new critical developments

An updated Bibliography of critical sources and a revised Chronology

The book opens with a Chronology and an Introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, followed by five chapters: The Gothic Heyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; Twentieth Century; and Contemporary Gothic. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, films, radio and television. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Silence of the Lambs and The Historian - to illustrate ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a Conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic.

Andrew Smith is Professor of Nineteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield where he co-directs the Centre for the History of the Gothic. He is the author or editor of over 20 published books including Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History (Manchester University Press, 2016), The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History (Manchester University Press, 2010), Gothic Literature (Edinburgh University Press, 2007, revised 2013), Victorian Demons(Manchester University Press, 2004) and Gothic Radicalism (Macmillan, 2000). He is a past president of the International Gothic Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9780748647415
ISBN-10: 0748647414
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: March 10th, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature