Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2016

288 Pages

8.5 X 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095979

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Sinister histories

Gothic novels and representations of the past, from Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Jonathan Dent

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Distinguished from its competitors by its choice of texts and interdisciplinary approach
  • First study to focus exclusively on the subject of Gothic pasts
  • Offers a provocative new interpretation of the Gothic's historical, literary, social and political dimensions
  • Reveals how the Gothic novel is shaped by historical writing and responds to shifting notions of historical thought in the eighteenth century

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