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Picture of Women's Gothic (Second Edition)(Writers and Their Work)

Women's Gothic (Second Edition)(Writers and Their Work)

by E. J. Clery
Northcote House Publishers, Ltd

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Pub Date: 2004
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 168 pp.
Size: 05.25 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9780746311448
TB Code: 1906285
Availability: 93 in stock

Female writers of the Gothic were hell-raisers in more than one sense: not only did they specialize in evoking scenes of horror, cruelty, and supernaturalism, but in doing so they exploded the literary conventions of the day, and laid claim to realms of the imagination hitherto reserved for men. They were rewarded with popular success, large profits, and even critical adulation. E.J. Clery’s acclaimed study tells the strange but true story of women’s gothic. She identifies contemporary fascination with the operation of the passions and the example of the great tragic actress Sarah Siddons as enabling factors, and then examines in depth the careers of two pioneers of the genre, Clara Reeve and Sophie Lee, its reigning queen, Ann Radcliffe, and the daring experimentalists Joanna Baillie and Charlotte Dacre.