The literature of terror: a history of gothic fictions from 1765 to the present day

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Longman, 1996 - Fiction - 234 pages
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This book is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. The text was originally published in 1980 to wide acclaim and following its publication critical interest in gothic writing has risen substantially.

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Contents

Later American Gothic
27
Ambrose Bierce Robert W Chambers H R Lovecraft
47
Formalism and meaning in the ghost story 67
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David Punter is Professor of English at the University of Bristol. He has previously taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Fudan University in Shanghai, among other institutions. His recent publications include" Postcolonial Imaginings" (2000), "Writing the Passions" (2000), "Gothic Pathologies" (1998), and "The Literature of Terror" (2 vols., 1996). He has also published four volumes of poetry.Glennis Byron is Reader in English Studies at the University of Stirling. She has also taught at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her previous publications include "Dramatic Monologue" (2003), "Letitia Landon: The Woman Behind L.E.L" (1995), and "Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Poetry of Love" (1989).

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