The Gothic And The Rule Of The Law, 1764-1820 by Sue ChaplinThe Gothic And The Rule Of The Law, 1764-1820 by Sue Chaplin

The Gothic And The Rule Of The Law, 1764-1820

bySue Chaplin

Hardcover | April 12, 2007

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The Gothic and the Rule of Law is the first full-length theoretical and historical study of the relation between early Gothic fiction and an emerging modern rule of law. The work identifies not only a political and cultural, but also an ontological relation between what critics have conceptualized as 'Gothic' and the nature and function of modern juridical power. It represents a highly significant contribution to Gothic criticism and to law and literature scholarship.

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SUE CHAPLIN is Senior Lecturer in English at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Title:The Gothic And The Rule Of The Law, 1764-1820Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:April 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230507557

ISBN - 13:9780230507555

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction: Thresholds * Fictions of Origin * 'Written in the Black Letter': The Gothic and/in the Rule of Law * Spectres of Law in The Castle of Otranto * Clara Reeve and the Problem of Romance * The Law's Gothic Space: Sophia Lee's The Recess * A Maternal Tale Unfolds: Radcliffean Gothic * A Supplement: Gaston de Blondeville * Before the Law: Godwin's Caleb Williams * In Excess: St Leon and Melmoth the Wanderer * Conclusion: Frankenstein - Reproducing the Gothic * Bibliography * Index