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The Gothic Text
     

The Gothic Text

by Marshall Brown
 

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Brown (English and comparative literature, U. of Washington) explores the sources of the Gothic literary genre, its philosophical resonances, and gothic novels as writings. Among his topics are three theses on Gothic fiction, the birth of The Castle of Otranto, the limits of Kantian philosophy, the Devil's elixirs, Ann Radcliffe's landscapes, Frankenstein as a child's

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Brown (English and comparative literature, U. of Washington) explores the sources of the Gothic literary genre, its philosophical resonances, and gothic novels as writings. Among his topics are three theses on Gothic fiction, the birth of The Castle of Otranto, the limits of Kantian philosophy, the Devil's elixirs, Ann Radcliffe's landscapes, Frankenstein as a child's tale, and Faust and the Gothic. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"Brown . . . takes a fresh approach to the gothic, leading the reader gingerly and often wittily toward the true meaning of the gothic sensibility from a broad European, rather than solely British, perspective."—CHOICE

"The story [Brown] tells converts the quirks and games of gothic fantasies into a dark and universal truth about the mysteries of human nature."—Studies in Romanticism

"[The Gothic Text is] conveyed with such grace of style and such a range of reference here that every student of the Gothic and the Romantic and their relationship ought to take account of it from now on."—European Romantic Review

"[A] highly readable and concisely coherent book."—Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804739122
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Marshall Brown is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. He is the author of Turning Points (Stanford, 1997) and Preromanticism (Stanford, 1991).

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