Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide

Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide


With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the mind's eye, the Gothic style originated within the 18th century, flourished within the nineteenth, and maintains to thrive this day. This reference is designed to house the serious and bibliographical wishes of a large spectrum of clients, from students looking severe tips to basic readers in need of an creation to the Gothic, its ample feedback, and the current country of Gothic stories. the amount comprises alphabetically prepared entries on greater than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Entries for Russian, jap, French, and German writers supply a world scope to the ebook, whereas the point of interest on English and American literature exhibits the dynamic nature of Gothicism today.

Each of the entries is dedicated to a selected writer or crew of authors whose works express Gothic parts, starting with a chief bibliography of works through the author, together with smooth versions. This part is through a serious essay, which examines the author's use of Gothic topics, the author's position within the Gothic culture, and the serious reception of the author's works. The entries shut with chosen, annotated bibliographies of scholarly reports. the quantity concludes with a timeline and a bibliography of crucial huge scholarly works at the Gothic.

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