Gothic Documents: A Sourcebook 1700-1820

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Emma Clery, Robert Miles
Manchester University Press, 2000 M09 2 - 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

the Laws trans 1750
61
1778
78
imagination originality terror
99
11a Robert Southey To Horror 1791
137
11d Henry Kirke White Ode to H Fuseli Esq R A
143
AntiGothic
173
2b Clara Reeve The Progress of Romance Through
179
6a Reviews of Harriet Lee The Mysterious Marriage
197
Gothic and revolution
223
France 1791
244
Gothic renovations
259
1b William Godwin Preface to Fleetwood 1805
265
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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