The gothic reader: a critical anthology

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Tate Publishing, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
The Gothic Reader brings together texts and images from the origins of Gothic art and writing up to the 20th century. It is the first publication to present the Gothic through both the visual arts and literature, helping to establish a new framework for its analysis and appreciation. Writers represented include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, and Horace Walpole; artists include William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J.M.W. Turner. The anthology encompasses novels, essays and criticism, letters and memoirs, and pieces from contemporary newspapers and magazines, in an engaging, stimulating book for the general reader. The Gothic Reader brings together texts and images from the origins of Gothic art and writing up to the 20th century. It is the first publication to present the Gothic through both the visual arts and literature, helping to establish a new framework for its analysis and appreciation. Writers represented include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, and Horace Walpole; artists include William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J.M.W. Turner. The anthology encompasses novels, essays and criticism, letters and memoirs, and pieces from contemporary newspapers and magazines, in an engaging, stimulating book for the general reader.

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Contents

Introduction Christopher Frayling We live in Gothictimes
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ASamplingof Some Key Texts and Images
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The Monk
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Copyright

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Martin Myrone is a curator at Tate Britain, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art.

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