Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320709 Published August 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
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History of the Gothic

Gothic Literature 1825-1914

Jarlath Killeen

Jarlath Killeen

Distributed for University of Wales Press

192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2009
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320709 Published August 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780708320693 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

In this volume, Jarlath Killeen provides a detailed and accessible introduction to the gothic literature of the nineteenth century. Examining how themes and trends associated with early gothic novels were diffused in many different genres throughout the Victorian period—including the ghost story, the detective story, and the adventure story—History of the Gothic pays particular attention to how the gothic attempted to resolve the psychological and theological problems introduced with the modernization and secularization of British society, as well as the relationship between the child and horror.

Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword

 

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

1 The Ghosts of Time

 

2 The Horror of Childhood

 

3 Regional Gothic

 

4 Ghosting the Gothic and the New Occult

 

Conclusion: Moving to the Gothic Trenches

 

Survey of Criticism

 

Gothic Chronology

 

Endnotes

 

Bibliography

 

Index

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