Inventing the Gothic Corpse: The Thrill of Human Remains in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Inventing the Gothic Corpse: The Thrill of Human Remains in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

by Yael Shapira

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319764832
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 265
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Yael Shapira is a lecturer in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Her work has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Life, Narrative, Women’s Writing and elsewhere. Her current research focuses on the forgotten Gothic novels of the Minerva Press in the Romantic period.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Novel, the Corpse, and the Eighteenth-Century Marketplace.
2. Spectacles for Sale: Reframing the Didactic Corpse in Behn and Defoe.
3. Fictional Corpses at Mid-Century: Richardson, Fielding, and the Trouble with Hamlet.
4. Death, Delicacy and the Novel: The Corpse in Women's Gothic Fiction.
5. Shamelessly Gothic: Enjoying the Corpse in The Monk and Zofloya.
6. Conclusion: Remains to Be Seen.

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