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Perils of the night : a feminist study of nineteenth-century Gothic /

Eugenia C. DeLamotte.

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Main Author: DeLamotte, Eugenia C.
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Topics: English fiction - 19th century - History and criticism. | Gothic revival (Literature) - Great Britain. | Feminism and literature - English-speaking countries - History - 19th century. | Women and literature - English-speaking countries - History - 19th century. | American fiction - 19th century - History and criticism. | Gothic revival (Literature) - United States. | Feminist fiction - History and criticism. | Horror tales - History and criticism. | Gothic revival (Literature) | Feminism and literature. | Women and literature. | Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 - Criticism and interpretation.
Regions: English-speaking countries. | Great Britain. | United States.
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. | Gothic revival (Literature)
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Physical Description: ix, 352 pages ; 22 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-340) and index.
ISBN: 0195056930 (alk. paper)
9780195056938 (alk. paper)
Summary: This book argues that the source of Gothic terror is anxiety about the boundaries of the self: a double fear of separateness and unity that has had a special significance for women writers and readers. Exploring the psychological, religious, and epistemological context of this anxiety, DeLamotte argues that the Gothic vision focuses simultaneously on the private demons of the psyche and the social realities that helped to shape them. Her analysis includes works of English and American authors, among them Henry James, Mary Shelley, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, and a number of often neglected popular women Gothicists.
Restrictions: Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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