Gothic Readings: The First Wave, 1764-1840

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Rictor Norton
A&C Black, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 369 pages
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Gothic Readings: The First Wave, 1764-1840 is an anthology of Gothic literature, set within the context of contemporary criticism and readers' responses. It includes selections from the major practitioners (including Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe) and many of their followers (including Clara Reeve, Charlotte Smith, Joanna Baillie, Charles Brockden Brown, Catherine Cuthbertson and Eliza Parsons), as well as contemporary reviews, private letters and diaries, chapbooks, and contemporary anecdotes about dramatic performances and the design of theatre sets.
 

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Contents

Historical Gothic
1
The staircase at Horace Walpoles villa at Strawberry Hill 1774
3
Sir Bertrand a Fragment John Aikin
7
The Recess Sophia Lee
13
Review of Whites John of Gaunt
22
The Haunted Cavern John Palmer
30
The Novice of Saint Dominick Sydney Owenson
36
William Gilpins watercolour of Furness Abbey 1786
43
Reminiscences of M G Lewis Michael Kelly
196
On the Absurdities of the Modern Stage Academicus
204
On German Drama Samuel Taylor Coleridge
213
Poetry
224
Invocation to Horror Hannah Cowley
230
To the River Dove Ann Radcliffe
236
The Mad Monk Samuel Taylor Coleridge
243
Frontispiece to Tales of Terror 1801
249

The Fate of Velina de Guidova
44
The Mysteries of Udolpho AnnRadcliffe
51
The Ladys Magazine for September 1795
56
Frontispiece to The Midnight Assassin 1797
71
TheGermanSchool of Horror
106
The Monk Matthew Gregory Lewis
117
James Gillrays caricature ofladies reading TheMonk 1818
118
The Midnight Bell Francis Lathom
129
Koenigsmark the Robber Victor Jules Sarret
136
Zofloya Charlotte Dacre
143
Frontispiece to The Midnight Groan 1808
148
Tales of the Dead Sarah Brown Utterson trans
152
The Vampyre John Polidon
161
The Adventure of the German Student Washington Irving
170
The Mysterious Mother Horace Walpole
176
A Ghostly Performance James Boaden
183
A toy theatre version of The Castle ofOtranto 1841
190
Ballad Percy Bysshe Shelley
250
Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe
257
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
263
A Village Circulating Library Charles Dibdin
269
On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror
281
Review of Rzddiffcs Mysteries of Udolpho
289
Review of Lewiss The Monk Samuel Taylor Coleridge
295
On the Titles of Modern Novels
303
Novels and Romances Rimelli
309
Flowers of Literature Rev F Prevost and F Blagdon
316
Walpoles Castle ofOtranto Sir Walter Scott
323
William Godwins Novels William Hazlitt
329
Monk Lewis and His Coterie David Macbeth Moir
335
Early Nineteenth Century
353
Mary Russell Mitford
359
Charlotte Bronte
367
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