Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History (Hardback)
  • Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History (Hardback)
zoom

Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History (Hardback)

(author)
£85.00
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 23/08/2016
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book investigates how eighteenth century Graveyard Poetry and the tradition of the elegy produced a version of death that underpinned ideas about empathy and models of textual composition. Later accounts of melancholy, as in the work of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, emphasise the literary construction of death. The shift from writing death to interpreting the signs of death is explored in relation to the work of Poe, Emily Bronte and George Eliot. A chapter on Dickens examines the significance of graves and capital punishment during the period. A chapter on Haggard, Stoker and Wilde explores conjunctions between love and death and a final chapter on Machen and Stoker explores how scientific ideas of the period help to contextualise a specifically fin de siecle model of death.

This book will be of interest to academics and students working on literature on the Gothic and more generally on the literary culture of the period.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719088414
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

Selected Poetry
Added to basket
The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
Added to basket
Great Expectations
Added to basket
The Portable Edgar Allan Poe
Added to basket
News from Nowhere and Other Writings
Added to basket
Anna Karenina
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Emily Dickinson
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Idiot
Added to basket
Dream Story
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Complete Poetry
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Persuasion
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Selected Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
East Lynne
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.