Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin

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Fourth Estate, 1998 - Art - 438 pages
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‘Gothic’ is Richard Davenport-Hines magisterial study of the gothic imagination from vampire novels to the modern day landscape of Bladerunner.

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Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruin

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The enduring interest in Gothic and macabre images and stories has drawn the attention of contemporary scholars and critics. Departing from recent volumes that analyze the Gothic in contemporary ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Richard Davenport-Hines is the author of an acclaimed biography of W H Auden, a biography of the Macmillan dynasty and Sex, Death and Punishment: Attitudes to Sex and Sexuality in Britain Since the Renaissance.

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