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Published: 24 March 2018

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784993061

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Gothic incest

Gender, sexuality and transgression

First Edition

Jenny DiPlacidi

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first book-length study of the incest thematic in eighteenth-century Gothic literature using a broadly interdisciplinary methodology
  • An original and reinvigorating contribution to the field of Gothic studies and the long-standing debate over distinctions between a Male and Female Gothic
  • Challenges the dominant critical accounts of representations of incest in the Gothic by offering a complex and multifaceted account of this neglected yet pervasive thematic
  • Addresses attitudes towards sexuality in the eighteenth century and today
  • Provides interdisciplinary readings of incest in texts by authors including Emily Brontë, Eliza Parsons and Ann Radcliffe

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