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The Resource Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832, James Watt

Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832, James Watt

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Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832
Title
Contesting the Gothic
Title remainder
fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832
Statement of responsibility
James Watt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Watt's historically grounded account of Gothic fiction takes issue with received accounts of the genre as a stable and continuous tradition. Charting its vicissitudes from Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Scott's Waverley novels, Watt shows the Gothic to have been a heterogeneous body of fiction, characterised at times by antagonistic relations between various writers or works. Central to Watt's argument about the writing and reception of these works is a nuanced understanding of their political import: he discusses Walpole's attempt to forge an aristocratic identity, the loyalist affiliations of many neglected works of the 1790s, the subversive reputation of The Monk, and the ways in which Radcliffean romance proved congenial to conservative critics."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watt, James
Dewey number
823/.0872909/09033
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.T3
LC item number
W38 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Horror tales, English
  • English fiction
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English
  • Politics and culture
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
  • Romanticism
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Literary form
Label
Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832, James Watt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Cambridge University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins : Horace Walpole and The castle of Otranto -- Loyalist gothic romance -- Gothic 'subversion': German literature, the Minerva Press, Matthew Lewis -- First poetess of romantic fiction: Ann Radcliffe -- Field of romance: Walter Scott, the Waverley novels, the Gothic
Control code
39765439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780521640992
Lccn
98042850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832, James Watt
Publication
Note
Rev. version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Cambridge University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins : Horace Walpole and The castle of Otranto -- Loyalist gothic romance -- Gothic 'subversion': German literature, the Minerva Press, Matthew Lewis -- First poetess of romantic fiction: Ann Radcliffe -- Field of romance: Walter Scott, the Waverley novels, the Gothic
Control code
39765439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780521640992
Lccn
98042850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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