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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

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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.

Acclaim for The Gothic Wanderer

"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

"Make no mistake about it, The Gothic Wanderer is an important, well researched and comprehensive treatise on some of the world's finest literature."

--Michael Willey, author of Ojisan Zanoni

About 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

Foreword by Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Ph.D.

Learn more at www.GothicWanderer.com

From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com

Literary Criticism : Gothing & Romance

Literary Criticism : European - General

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615991389
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
1,001,454
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.67(d)

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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