Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2012

352 Pages | 6 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719053313

Bookseller Code (06)


Gothic forms of feminine fictions

Susanne Becker

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 1 Back in print for this very successful and entertaining look at how the gothic has returned in these postmodern times
  • 2 Excellent critiques of authors such as Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, and how the feminine gothic has advanced fiction in the last few decades
  • 3 Becker shows that the Gothic Romance is as lively today as at any point in the last two centuries
  • 4 The final section looks at how contemporary society has adopted the Gothic consciousness, in terms of excess, prurience, celebrity icons and the rest