By Carol Margaret Davison
Works via such vintage Gothic authors as Horace Walpole, Matthew Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, and Mary Shelley are tested opposed to the backdrop of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British social and political heritage and demanding intellectual/cultural advancements. identity and interpretation of the Gothic’s variously reconfigured significant motifs and conventions is equipped along feedback for extra severe studying, a timeline of extraordinary Gothic-related courses, and attention of assorted theoretical approaches.
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