Women's Gothic: From Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley
This text aims to provide an accessible introduction to Gothic writing by women from the beginnings to Mary Shelley, with an original emphasis on their claims to innovation and imaginative power.'
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Clara Reeve and Sophia Lee
Joanna Baillie and Charlotte Dacre
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