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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This book 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.
SUE CHAPLIN is Senior Lecturer in English at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, where she specialises in Romantic-era writing and Gothic fiction. She is the author ofLaw, Sensibility and the Sublime in Eighteenth-Century Women's Fiction(2004).
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Title:The Gothic And The Rule Of The Law, 1764-1820Format:HardcoverDimensions:183 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:April 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230507557

ISBN - 13:9780230507555

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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