The Rise of the Gothic Novel

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  • Copyright: 1995-07-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Looks at the novels of Godwin, Wollstonecraft, RAdcliffe, Lewis and Shelley to demonstrate that the gothic presents an alternative model of relations: between individuals, characters, parts of a narrative, men and women. This draws together the personal, political and literary aspects of this 'deviant and subversive form.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Gothicp. 3
Past and Presentp. 10
The Sublime and the Oddp. 15
Everything that Rises Must Convergep. 31
Godwin and the Gothic of Revolutionp. 47
The Reveries of a Solitary Womanp. 75
The Chymicall Wedding and the Bourgeois Marriagep. 95
From Here to Here: Radcliffe's Plot of Female Developmentp. 113
Lewis's Gothic Revolutionp. 142
'A way thus dark and circuitous': The Revolution Comes Full Circlep. 169
The Artist as Gothp. 189
The Rise of Gothic Criticismp. 218
Notesp. 224
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 273
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