Women's Gothic: From Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley - Writers and their Work (Paperback)
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Women's Gothic: From Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley - Writers and their Work (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/06/2004
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Female writers of the Gothic were hell-raisers in more than one sense: not only did they specialize in evoking scenes of horror, cruelty, and supernaturalism, but in doing so they exploded the literary conventions of the day, and laid claim to realms of the imagination hitherto reserved for men. They were rewarded with popular success, large profits, and even critical adulation. E.J. Clery's acclaimed study tells the strange but true story of women's gothic. She identifies contemporary fascination with the operation of the passions and the example of the great tragic actress Sarah Siddons as enabling factors, and then examines in depth the careers of two pioneers of the genre, Clara Reeve and Sophie Lee, its reigning queen, Ann Radcliffe, and the daring experimentalists Joanna Baillie and Charlotte Dacre. The account culminates with Mary Shelley, whose Frankenstein (1818) has attained mythical status. Students and scholars as well as general readers will find Women's Gothic a stimulating introduction to an important literary mode.

Publisher: Northcote House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780746311448
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'..extremely readable and informative .. Concise, jargon-free and economically priced, the book would be an excellent addition to any undergraduate course on the Female Gothic.'
Gothic Studies
'This is a timely study on the worth of women's Gothic writing... the study could prove very useful to the student of social history.'
The Lecturer

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