Gothic Documents: A Sourcebook 1700-1820

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Emma Clery, Robert Miles
Manchester University Press, Sep 2, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 306 pages
How is it that the age of Enlightenment gave rise to the genre of the literary ghost story? What did the term 'Gothic' mean, when Horace Walpole used it in the subtitle of his experimental novel The Castle of Otranto? How did a type of writing which broke. Based on intensive research, it
demonstrates the importance of a historical understanding of the genre, and will be influential in the development of Gothic studies. It is prestigious and timely: Gothic is a highly active research area and has a growing presence in the university syllabus. Clery and Miles are well-respected and
much cited critics who have alredy published widely in this field. This is a unique anthology filling an important gap in the market; an indispensible resource for students, teachers and scholars.
 

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Contents

religion folklore Shakespeare
5
Gothic origins
48
Progress of the Scythians or Goths 1787
93
imagination originality terror
99
of the ghost scenes in Hamlet 1776
107
AntiGothic
173
1798
197
5
223
4
235
Men 1790
246
6
259
8b Mary Shelley On Ghosts 1824
280
Bibliography
298
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Emma Clery is British Academy Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University.

Robert Miles is Reader in English at Sheffield Hallam University.

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