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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 Novikovas - 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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Fred Botting has taught English Literature, Critical Theory, Film and Cultural Studies at the Universities of Lancaster, Keele and Cardiff. He has written extensively on Gothic fictions, and on theory, film and cultural forms. His current research projects include work on fiction and film dealing with figures of horror - zombies in particular - and on spectrality, the uncanny and sexuality.

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