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Zofloya; or, The moor

Zofloya; or, The moor

a romance of the fifteenth century. In three volumes

  • Author: Charlotte Dacre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Four Gothic Novels

Four Gothic Novels

The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein

  • Author: Horace Walpole,William Beckford,Matthew Lewis,Mary W. Shelley
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192823311
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  • Page: 624
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Macabre and melodramatic, set in haunted castles or fantastic landscapes, Gothic tales became fashionable in the late eighteenth century with the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764). Crammed with catastrophe, terror, and ghostly interventions, the novel was an immediate success, and influenced numerous followers. These include William Beckford's Vathek (1786), which alternates grotesque comedy with scenes of exotic magnificence in the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek's journey to damnation. The Monk (1796), by Matthew Lewis, is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest, set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid. Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is Mary Shelley's disturbing and perennially popular tale of young student who learns the secret of giving life to a creature made from human relics, with horrific consequences. This collection illustrates the range and the attraction of the Gothic novel. Extreme and sensational, each of the four printed here is also a powerful psychological story of isolation and monomania.

Vathek and Other Stories

Vathek and Other Stories

  • Author: Malcolm Jack,William Beckford
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141960140
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Beckford's Gothic novel Vathek, an Arabian tale, was originally written in French when the author was twenty-one. Published in English in 1786, it was one of the most successful of the oriental tales then in fashion. This edition makes available to a new generation of scholars and general readers, the originality of Beckford's ideas, and the excellence of his prose.

Vathek

Vathek

  • Author: William Beckford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 284
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Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas

A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

  • Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Castle of Otranto,

The Castle of Otranto,

A Gothic Story

  • Author: Horace Walpole
  • Publisher: N.A
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Print and Electronic Sources

  • Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442277483
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 252
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

The Italian

The Italian

Or the Confessional of the Black Penitents. A Romance. By Ann Radcliffe, ... In Three Volumes. ...

  • Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe
  • Publisher: N.A
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Gothic

Gothic

  • Author: Fred Botting
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134621884
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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This enduringly popular book has become a classic in the expanding and increasingly popular field of Gothic Studies. This long awaited new edition contains a new chapter on ‘Contemporary Gothic’, an expanded section on American Gothic and more discussion of the gothic in women’s film and writing throughout the book. It is also updated in relation to media and technology with further discussion of stage sensations and photography as well as engaging with all major texts and criticism since initial publication in 1995. With the added benefit of series features such as a glossary and annotated further reading section, this remains the ideal guide to the Gothic.

Doing Grammar

Doing Grammar

  • Author: Max Morenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199947331
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 360
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A practical guide to discovering how the English language works, Doing Grammar is a compact volume that is essential for students in advanced grammar courses. Using an engaging style, Max Morenberg uses modern linguistic theories to build upon traditional models and provides accessible explanations about the composition of sentences, illustrating them at every step with diagrams and other visual models. Using real-life sentences as examples and exercises, the author clarifies the study ofgrammar without oversimplifying the concepts. For the fifth edition, Doing Grammar retains its unique voice and clarity, while the book has been reorganized to begin with more accessible concepts first, starting with Parts of Speech, so it presents a more intuitive progression of topics. This new edition also contains expanded coverage on syntax, punctuation, style and usage, and more current grammar anecdotes throughout that will give the reader a sense of how English varies, with specialattention paid to ESL/ELL topics, and new compositional contexts like social media (how does one punctuate a Tweet?). Doing Grammar, 5th edition features an updated glossary of terms, as well as new pedagogical elements added to each chapter, including boxes on practical issues, such as controversies in grammar (e.g., the wording of the second amendment), as well as new "Try This" exercises following most major lessons, and end-of-chapter summaries and critical thinking questions to engagestudents from across disciplinary backgrounds (English, Education, Linguistics Anthropology, etc).

Feminism, Marriage, and the Law in Victorian England

Feminism, Marriage, and the Law in Victorian England

  • Author: Mary Lyndon Shanley
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691024875
  • Category: History
  • Page: 213
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Bridging the fields of political theory and history, this comprehensive study of Victorian reforms in marriage law reshapes our understanding of the feminist movement of that period. As Mary Shanley shows, Victorian feminists argued that justice for women would not follow from public rights alone, but required a fundamental transformation of the marriage relationship.

History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Page: 179
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History of the Gothic: Twentieth-Century Gothic

History of the Gothic: Twentieth-Century Gothic

  • Author: Lucie Armitt
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • ISBN: 1783164336
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Why, at a time when the majority of us no longer believe in ghosts, demons, or the occult, does Gothic continue to have such a strong grasp upon literature, cinema and popular culture? This book answers this question through exploring some of the ways in which we have applied Gothic tropes to our everyday fears. The book opens with The Turn of the Screw, a text dealing in the dangers adults pose to children while simultaneously questioning the assumed innocence of all children. As our culture becomes increasingly anxious about child safety the uncanny surfaces in the popular imagination in the form of the paedophile or the child murderer. At the same time, the Gothic has always brought danger home, and another key focus of the book lies in the various manifestations undertaken by the haunted house during the twentieth century, from the bombed-out spaces of the blitz (‘The Demon Lover’ and The Night Watch) to the designer bathrooms of wealthy American suburbia (What Lies Beneath). Gothic monsters can also be terror monsters, and after a discussion of terrorism and atrocity in relation to burial alive the book examines the relationship between the human and the inhuman through the role of the beast monster as manifestation of the evil that resides in our midst (The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Birds). It is with the dangers of the body that the Gothic has been most closely associated and, during the later twentieth century, paranoia attaches itself to skeletal forms and ghosts in the wake of the HIV/AIDs crisis. Sexuality and/as disease is one of the themes of Patrick McGrath’s work (Dr Haggard’s Disease and ‘The Angel’) and the issue of skeletons in the closet is also explored through Henry James’s ‘The Jolly Corner’. However, sexuality is also one of the most liberating aspects of Gothic narratives. After a brief discussion of camp humour in the British television drama series Jekyll, the book concludes with a discussion of the apparitional lesbian through the work of Sarah Waters.

Miss Or Mrs?

Miss Or Mrs?

The Haunted Hotel ; The Guilty River

  • Author: Wilkie Collins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192833075
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 361
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B`..melodrama is perennial and the craving for it is perennial and must be satisfied' T. S. Eliot ('Wilkie Collins and Dickens') Collins's ability to construct a gripping situation and to create an atmosphere of mystery and menace is fully evident in the three novellas reprinted here. All proceed through a series of dramatic scenes to a climax that in one case at least is literally explosive. The fast-paced Miss or Mrs? (1871) opens on a yacht, features a remarkably unconventional heroine, and entails murder attempts, blackmail, clandestine marriage and commercial fraud. Dramatic and psychologically absorbing, the action of The Haunted Hotel (1878) takes place in an ancient Venetian palazzo converted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secreI. Lastly, set in a beautiful water-mill, The Guilty River (1886) depicts a group of alienated characters, whose relationships threaten to erupt in violence and murder. Varied in setting and tone, these stories demonstrate Collins's plot-making skill at its most succinct and intricate. *Introduction * Textual Note * Bibliography * Chronology * * Explanatory Notes *Appendix: Collins's prefaces

Vathek

Vathek

  • Author: William Beckford,Thomas Keymer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199576955
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 141
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A captivating hybrid of Gothic, oriental, and satiric fiction, Vathek documents the fall of Vathek, whose obsessive quest for knowledge, pleasure and power leads to his eventual damnation. An extraordinary fantasy, the novel has influenced writers from Byron to Lovecraft. This new edition combines a definitive text with new introduction and notes.

The Gothic Tradition

The Gothic Tradition

  • Author: David Stevens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780521777322
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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"The Gothic Tradition is a new title in the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series. It is designed to support the needs of advanced level students of English literature. Each title in the series has the quality, content and level endorsed by the OCR examination board. However, the texts provide the background and focus suitable for any examination board at advanced level. The series explores the contextual study of texts by concentrating on key periods, topics and comparisons in literature. Each book adopts an interactive approach and provides the background for understanding the significance of literary, historical and social contexts. Students are encouraged to investigate different interpretations that may be applied to literary texts by different readers, through a variety of activities and questions, the use of study aids, such as chronologies and glossaries, and the inclusion of anthology sections to exemplify issues." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam022/2001278650.html.

TransGothic in Literature and Culture

TransGothic in Literature and Culture

  • Author: Jolene Zigarovich
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131551771X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 254
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This book contributes to an emerging field of study and provides new perspectives on the ways in which Gothic literature, visual media, and other cultural forms explicitly engage gender, sexuality, form, and genre. The collection is a forum in which the ideas of several well-respected critics converge, producing a breadth of knowledge and a diversity of subject areas and methodologies. It is concerned with several questions, including: How can we discuss Gothic as a genre that crosses over boundaries constructed by a culture to define and contain gender and sexuality? How do transgender bodies specifically mark or disrupt this boundary crossing? In what ways does the Gothic open up a plural narrative space for transgenre explorations, encounters, and experimentation? With this, the volume’s chapters explore expected categories such as transgenders, transbodies, and transembodiments, but also broader concepts that move through and beyond the limits of gender identity and sexuality, such as transhistories, transpolitics, transmodalities, and transgenres. Illuminating such areas as the appropriation of the trans body in Gothic literature and film, the function of trans rhetorics in memoir, textual markers of transgenderism, and the Gothic’s transgeneric qualities, the chapters offer innovative, but not limited, ways to interpret the Gothic. In addition, the book intersects with but also troubles non-trans feminist and queer readings of the Gothic. Together, these diverse approaches engage the Gothic as a definitively trans subject, and offer new and exciting connections and insights into Gothic, Media, Film, Narrative, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Muslims in the Western Imagination

Muslims in the Western Imagination

  • Author: Sophia Rose Arjana
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199324948
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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A Choice 2015 Outstanding Academic Title Throughout history, Muslim men have been depicted as monsters. The portrayal of humans as monsters helps a society delineate who belongs and who, or what, is excluded. Even when symbolic, as in post-9/11 zombie films, Muslim monsters still function to define Muslims as non-human entities. These are not depictions of Muslim men as malevolent human characters, but rather as creatures that occupy the imagination -- non-humans that exhibit their wickedness outwardly on the skin. They populate medieval tales, Renaissance paintings, Shakespearean dramas, Gothic horror novels, and Hollywood films. Through an exhaustive survey of medieval, early modern, and contemporary literature, art, and cinema, Muslims in the Western Imagination examines the dehumanizing ways in which Muslim men have been constructed and represented as monsters, and the impact such representations have on perceptions of Muslims today. The study is the first to present a genealogy of these creatures, from the demons and giants of the Middle Ages to the hunchbacks with filed teeth that are featured in the 2007 film 300, arguing that constructions of Muslim monsters constitute a recurring theme, first formulated in medieval Christian thought. Sophia Rose Arjana shows how Muslim monsters are often related to Jewish monsters, and more broadly to Christian anti-Semitism and anxieties surrounding African and other foreign bodies, which involves both religious bigotry and fears surrounding bodily difference. Arjana argues persuasively that these dehumanizing constructions are deeply embedded in Western consciousness, existing today as internalized beliefs and practices that contribute to the culture of violence--both rhetorical and physical--against Muslims.

A Sicilian Romance

A Sicilian Romance

  • Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe
  • Publisher: N.A
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Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 9780759521049
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 576
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.