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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen

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|April 29, 2003

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Austen's witty exploration of the perils of mistaking fiction for reality During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances:…
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text
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This new edition of Mary Shelley's classic novel uses the 1818 text, which is a mocking expose of leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing mankind its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy,…
Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre and Cultural Conflict, 1764–1832

Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre and Cultural Conflict, 1764–1832

by James Watt

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|March 16, 2006

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This historically grounded account of Gothic fiction takes issue with received accounts of the genre as a stable and continuous tradition. Charting its vicissitudes from Walpole to Scott, Watt shows the Gothic to have been a heterogeneous body of fiction,…
Emma: Introduction By Marilyn Butler

Emma: Introduction By Marilyn Butler

by Jane Austen

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|November 26, 1991

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An Everyman’s Library edition of Jane Austen’s revolutionary and inspiring novel, which is once again a major motion picture. Twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse is comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she…
Mapping Mythologies: Countercurrents In Eighteenth-century British Poetry And Cultural History
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Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation

Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation

by Michael Gamer

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|November 2, 2006

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This is the first full-length study to examine the links between high Romantic literature and what has often been thought of as a merely popular genre--the Gothic. Michael Gamer analyzes how and why Romantic writers drew on Gothic conventions while, at the same…
Romantic Poets And The Culture Of Posterity
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This 1999 book examines the way in which the Romantic period's culture of posterity inaugurates a tradition of writing which demands that the poet should write for an audience of the future: the true poet, a figure of neglected genius, can be properly…
The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic

The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic

by Timothy Morton

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|June 1, 2006

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Timothy Morton explores the significance of spice, and the spice trade, in Romantic literature, shedding new light on the impact of a growing consumer culture and capitalist ideology on writers of the period. The Poetics of Spice includes discussion of a wide…
Shelley and the Revolution in Taste: The Body and the Natural World

Shelley and the Revolution in Taste: The Body and the Natural World

by Timothy Morton

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|March 16, 2006

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This groundbreaking study addresses the representation of food and drink in the works of Percy and Mary Shelley. With original studies of much-debated texts, it provides new perspectives in recent cultural history and theory concerning medicine and diet in the…
Keats, Narrative And Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing
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This original study offers clear but conceptually sophisticated readings of Keats' major poems that are informed by contemporary literary theory. Drawing on the recent growth in interest in the Romantic poets and their audiences, the book focuses on the…
British Fiction and the Production of Social Order, 1740–1830
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In British Fiction and the Production of Social Order, Miranda Burgess examines what Romantic-period writers called "romance." Reading a broad range of fictional and nonfictional works published between 1740 and 1830, Burgess places authors such as Richardson,…
Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s: Romantic Belongings
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Angela Keane addresses the work of five women writers of the 1790s and its problematic relationship with the canon of Romantic literature. Refining arguments that women's writing has been overlooked, Keane examines the more complex underpinnings and exclusionary…
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