Download or read book The Castle of Wolfenbach written by Elisa Parsons and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-08-12 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Castle of Wolfenbach (1793) is the most famous novel written by the English Gothic novelist Eliza Parsons. First published in two volumes during 1793, it was one of the seven "horrid novels" recommended by the character Isabella Thorpe to Catherine Morland in Jane Austens novelNorthanger Abbey and was an important early work in the genre, predating both Ann Radcliffes The Mysteries of Udolpho and Monk Lewiss The Monk.
Download or read book The Castle of Wolfenbach written by Mrs. Parsons (Eliza) and published by . This book was released on 1854 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A Gothic Bibliography (Unabridged) written by Montague Summers and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-03-25 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important and unique work about Gothic fiction, by"the major anthologist of supernatural and Gothic fiction", Montague Summers.
Download or read book The Origins of the Literary Vampire written by Heide Crawford and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-08-30 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While there have been many illuminating studies of pre-literary vampires and vampires that have already been firmly established as literary figures, the story of the crucial moment of transition from folkloric figure to literary subject has not yet been told. The Origins of the Literary Vampire redirects scholarly attention to the body of German poetry and prose where vampire folklore becomes vampire literature. This book focuses on the adaptation of the vampire superstition from central European folklore by German poets in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries for an audience that had become increasingly interested in superstition and occult phenomena in an Age of Enlightenment.
Download or read book Northanger Abbey written by Jane Austen and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2006-04-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.
Download or read book Gothic Readings written by Rictor Norton and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-04-01 with total page 788 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an anthology of Gothic Literature, set within the context of contemporary criticism and readers' responses. It includes selections from the major practitioners and many of their followers, as well as contemporary reviews, private letters and diaries, chapbooks, and contemporary anecdotes about dramatic performances and the design of theatre sets. The selections provide representative samples of the major genres - historical gothic, the Radcliffe school of terror, the Lewis school of horror, tragic melodrama, comic parody, supernatural poetry and ballads, book reviews and literary criticism and anti-Gothic polemic.
Download or read book The Gothic Novel 1790–1830 written by Ann B. Tracy and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A research guide for specialists in the Gothic novel, the Romantic movement, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel, and popular culture, this work contains summaries of more than two hundred novels, reputed to be Gothic, published in English between 1790 and 1830. Also included are indexes of titles and characters and an extensive index of characteristic objects, motifs, and themes that recur in the novels—such as corpses, bloody and otherwise, dungeons, secret passageways, filicide, fratricide, infanticide, matricide, patricide, and suicide. The novels described, including those by such writers as Charlotte Dacre, Louisa Sidney Stanhope, Regina Maria Roche, Charles Maturin, and Mary Shelley, are for the most part out of print and circulation and are unavailable except in rare book rooms. Thus this book provides the researcher with ready access to information that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.
|Author||: Patrick Bridgwater|
|Release Date||: 2013-10-10|
|Pages||: 607 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (12 download)|
Download or read book The German Gothic Novel in Anglo-German Perspective written by Patrick Bridgwater and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2013-10-10 with total page 607 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first full-length study of the main German contributors to the Gothic canon, to each of whom a chapter is devoted, The German Gothic Novel in Anglo-German Perspective is an original historical and comparative study that goes well beyond the necessary review of the evidence to include much new material, many new insights and pieces of analysis, and some fundamental changes of perspective. The book aims to put the record straight in bibliographical and literary historical terms, and to act as a reference guide to facilitate future research, so that anyone working on the German Gothic novel or on Anglo-German interactions in the field of Gothic, will find there references to all the relevant secondary literature. The German Gothic Novel in Anglo-German Perspective is addressed to Germanists, but also to teachers and students of English, American and comparative literature, for there is at present hardly a ‘hotter’ subject than Gothic. The book’s emphasis on the Gothic work of canonical writers should prompt even conservative German Departments to reconsider their attitude to Gothic. Being addressed to scholars and students of German, German quotations are given in German, but English translations are added for the convenience of English and American scholars and students of Gothic, who represent another important section of the books’ target audience.
Download or read book The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835 written by F. Potter and published by Springer. This book was released on 2005-09-27 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To better understand and contextualise the twilight of the Gothic genre during the 1920s and 1830s, The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835: Exhuming the Trade examines the disreputable aspects of the Gothic trade from its horrid bluebooks to the desperate hack writers who created the short tales of terror. From the Gothic publishers to the circulating libraries, this study explores the conflict between the canon and the twilight, and between the disreputable and the moral.
Download or read book Genius, Power and Magic written by Roderick Cavaliero and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-04-26 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before unification, Germany was a loose collection of variously sovereign principalities, nurtured on deep thought, fine music and hard rye bread. It was known across Europe for the plentiful supply of consorts to be found among its abundant royalty, but the language and culture was largely incomprehensible to those outside its lands. In the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries- between the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648 and unification under Bismarck in 1871 - Germany became the land of philosophers, poets, writers and composers. This particularly German cultural movement was able to survive the avalanche of Napoleonic conquest and exploitation and its impact was gradually felt far beyond Germany's borders. In this book, Roderick Cavaliero provides a fascinating overview of Germany's cultural zenith in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He considers the work of Germany's own artistic exports - the literature of Goethe and Grimm, the music of Wagner, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Bach and the philosophy of Schiller and Kant - as well as the impact of Germany on foreign visitors from Coleridge to Thackeray and from Byron to Disraeli. Providing a comprehensive and highly-readable account of Germany's cultural life from Frederick the Great to Bismarck, 'Genius, Power and Magic' is fascinating reading for anyone interested in European history and cultural history.
|Author||: Rainer Schöwerling|
|Publisher||: Wilhelm Fink Verlag|
|Release Date||: 2004|
|Pages||: 222 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (393 download)|
Download or read book The Corvey Library and Anglo-German Cultural Exchanges, 1770-1837 written by Rainer Schöwerling and published by Wilhelm Fink Verlag. This book was released on 2004 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Popular Revenants written by Andrew Cusack and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2012 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book in English on the German Gothic in over thirty years, consisting of new essays investigating the internationality of the Gothic mode.
Download or read book The Gothic World written by Glennis Byron and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories Gothic Spaces Gothic Readers and Writers Gothic Spectacle Contemporary Impulses. The Gothic World seeks to account for the Gothic as a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional force, as a style, an aesthetic experience and a mode of cultural expression that traverses genres, forms, media, disciplines and national boundaries and creates, indeed, its own ‘World’.
Download or read book Cultural Transfer Through Translation written by Stefanie Stockhorst and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2010-01 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given that the dissemination of enlightened thought in Europe was mostly effected through translations, the present collection of essays focuses on how its cultural adaptation took place in various national contexts. For the first time, the theoretical model of `cultural transfer¿ (Espagne/Werner) is applied to the eighteenth century: The intercultural dynamics of the Enlightenment become manifest in the transformation process between the original and target cultures, be it by way of acculturation, creative enhancement, or misunderstanding. Resulting in shifts of meaning, translations offer a key not just to contemporary translation practice but to the discursive network of the European Enlightenment in general. The case studies united here explore both how translations contributed to the transnational standardisation of certain key concepts, values and texts, and how they reflect national specifications of enlightened discourses. Hence, the volume contributes to Enlightenment studies, at least as much as to historical translation studies.
Download or read book Loving Literature written by Deidre Lynch and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of the many charges laid against contemporary literary scholars, one of the most commonand perhaps the most woundingis that they simply don't love books. And while the most obvious response is that, no, actually the profession of literary studies does acknowledge and address personal attachments to literature, that answer risks obscuring a more fundamental question: Why should they? That question led Deidre Shauna Lynch into the historical and cultural investigation ofLoving Literature. How did it come to be that professional literary scholars are expected not just to study, but tolove literature, and to inculcate that love in generations of students? What Lynch discovers is that books, and the attachments we form to them, have long played a role in the formation of private lifethat the love of literature, in other words, is neither incidental to, nor inextricable from, the history of literature. Yet at the same time, there is nothing self-evident or ahistorical about our love of literature: our views of books as objects of affection have clear roots in late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century publishing, reading habits, and domestic history. While never denying the very real feelings that warm our relationship to books, Loving Literature nonetheless serves as a riposte to those who use the phrase the love of literature” as if its meaning were transparent, its essence happy and healthy. Lynch writes, It is as if those on the side of love of literature had forgotten what literary texts themselves say about love's edginess and complexities.” With this masterly volume, Lynch restores those edges, and allows us to revel in those complexities.
Download or read book The Works of Mary Robinson, Part II vol 8 written by William D Brewer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 1840 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Regularly the subject of cartoonists and satirical novelists, Mary Robinson achieved public notoriety as the mistress of the young Prince of Wales (George IV). Her association with figures such as William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and comparisons with Charlotte Smith, make her a serious figure for scholarly research.
Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook of Gothic Origins written by Clive Bloom and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-01 with total page 618 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of research on the Gothic Revival. The Gothic Revival was based on emotion rather than reason and when Horace Walpole created Strawberry Hill House, a gleaming white castle on the banks of the Thames, he had to create new words to describe the experience of gothic lifestyle. Nevertheless, Walpole’s house produced nightmares and his book The Castle of Otranto was the first truly gothic novel, with supernatural, sensational and Shakespearean elements challenging the emergent fiction of social relationships. The novel’s themes of violence, tragedy, death, imprisonment, castle battlements, dungeons, fair maidens, secrets, ghosts and prophecies led to a new genre encompassing prose, theatre, poetry and painting, whilst opening up a whole world of imagination for entrepreneurial female writers such as Mary Shelley, Joanna Baillie and Ann Radcliffe, whose immensely popular books led to the intense inner landscapes of the Bronte sisters. Matthew Lewis’s The Monk created a new gothic: atheistic, decadent, perverse, necrophilic and hellish. The social upheaval of the French Revolution and the emergence of the Romantic movement with its more intense (and often) atheistic self-absorption led the gothic into darker corners of human experience with a greater emphasis on the inner life, hallucination, delusion, drug addiction, mental instability, perversion and death and the emerging science of psychology. The intensity of the German experience led to an emphasis on doubles and schizophrenic behaviour, ghosts, spirits, mesmerism, the occult and hell. This volume charts the origins of this major shift in social perceptions and completes a trilogy of Palgrave Handbooks on the Gothic—combined they provide an exhaustive survey of current research in Gothic studies, a go-to for students and researchers alike.