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The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption; Gothic Literature from 1794 - present
     

The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption; Gothic Literature from 1794 - present

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by Tyler R. Tichelaar
 

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The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature
From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man’s deepest fears, his eff orts

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The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature
From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man’s deepest fears, his eff orts to rise above them for the last two centuries, and how he may be on the brink finally of succeeding.

Tichelaar examines the figure of the Gothic wanderer in such well-known Gothic novels as The Mysteries of Udolpho, Frankenstein, and Dracula, as well as lesser known works like Fanny Burney’s The Wanderer, Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s Zanoni. He also finds surprising Gothic elements in classics like Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes. From Matthew Lewis’ The Monk to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Tichelaar explores a literary tradition whose characters refl ect our greatest fears and deepest hopes. Readers will find here the revelation that not only are we all Gothic wanderers--but we are so only by our own choosing

Editorial Reviews

Vampire Ascending - Lorelei Bell
The Gothic Wanderer offers much food for thought in its discussion on how Dracula became the ‘ultimate revision’ of the old Gothic wanderer as depicted in nineteenth
century literature. I was amazed that Stoker had such a long tradition to draw upon, including nineteenth century novelists who covertly created a dialogue about their own political, religious, and social concerns over the French Revolution. TGW was highly energetic and exceeded my expectations."
Ojisan Zanoni - Michael Willey
“Make no mistake about it, The Gothic Wanderer is an important,
well researched and comprehensive treatise on some of the world’s finest
literature. This book is never dull and always enlightening. It is
recommended as a useful addition to the library of those studying the
nature and mystery of man.”
— Michael Willey, author of Ojisan Zanoni
DeLuca - Diana DeLuca
The Gothic Wanderer shows us the importance of its title figure in helping us to see our own imperfections and our own sometimes contradictory yearnings to be both unique and yet a part of a society. The reader is in for an insightful treat.”
— Diana DeLuca, Ph.D. and author of Extraordinary Things

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015154146
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Tyler R. Tichelaar holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University. He has lectured on writing and literature at Clemson University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of London. Tichelaar is the author of numerous historical novels, including The Marquette Trilogy (composed of Iron Pioneers, The Queen City, and Superior Heritage) the award-winning Narrow Lives, and Spirit of the North: a paranormal romance. His other scholarly works include King Arthur’s Children: a Study in Fiction and Tradition. Tyler's first gothic novel is called Spirit of the North.

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The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption; Gothic Literature from 1794 - present 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Diane_Wing More than 1 year ago
Tyler Tichelaar opens a window on Gothic fiction so that we may view the deeper meanings and themes of stories we have lived with for centuries that reflect and reveal our fears, hopes, and struggles, while striving to forge a relationship with the divine. He takes us through a metamorphosis of the soul as we as wanderers seek redemption and recognize God’s plan in ourselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago