|Punter, David / Byron, Glennis|
Blackwell Guides to Literature
1. Edition December 2003
2003. 336 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-631-22062-6 - John Wiley & Sons
This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.
* Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.
* Explains the origins and development of the term Gothic.
* Explores the evolution of the Gothic in both literary and non-literary forms, including art, architecture and film.
* Features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho.
* Considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures such as the vampire and the monster.
* Includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, including fiction and film from the 1760s to the present day, and a comprehensive bibliography.
From the contents
How to Use This Book.
4. Backgrounds and Contexts.
5. Writers of Gothic.
6. Key Works.
7. Themes and Topics.
8. Guide to Further Reading.