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Taylor & Francis, Nov 23, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Tailored specifically for students new to the daunting field of literary theory, Fred Botting's Gothic is a clear and welcome introduction to the study of this compelling genre. This lucid, easy-to-follow guide:
* Explains the transformations of the genre through history
* Outlines all the major figures which define the genre, such as ghosts, monsters and vampires
* Charts key texts over two centuries
* Traces origins of the form
* Looks at the cultural and historical location of gothic images and texts
* Provides a succinct introduction to the field which is also an excellent foundation for further study.

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User Review  - Aurimas Nov - Goodreads

a fine and reader-friendly introduction (and more) to gothic literature. everyone interested in gothic and horror should take a look into this piece. brilliant. Read full review

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User Review  - James Hill - Goodreads

Very good over view of the neo-Gothic period. 17th - 20th centuries. Great footnotes that led me to other studies in the Gothic resurgent arts. Good resource for future. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Fred Botting and Scott Wilson both teach in the Department of English at Lancaster University. They are co-editors of "George Bataille: A Critical Reader" (1997). Fred Bottings publications include "Gothic" (1996). Scott Wilson is the author of "Cultural Materialism: Theory and Practice" (Blackwell Publishers, 1995).

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