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Description - The History of Gothic Fiction by Markman Ellis

"The History of Gothic Fiction" debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late 18th-century novel through 19th-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires to the 20th-century zombie film. Approaching key novels by Walpole ("The Castle of Otranto"), Austen ("Northanger Abbey"), Wollstonecraft ("The Wrongs of Woman"), Shelley ("Frankenstein"), Stoker ("Dracula"), and Halperin ("White Zombie"), the argument proceeds on historicist principles, analyzing the peculiar tone of these fictions. The final chapters on the vampire and the zombie examine how the undead of gothic terror are embedded in an argument from history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748611959
ISBN-10: 0748611959
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Markman Ellis

Markman Ellis is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

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