1. Introduction: Gothic Excess and Transgression 2. Gothic Origins 3. Gothic Forms 4. Gothic Writing in the 1790s 5. Gothic Transformations 6. Homely Gothic 7. Gothic Returns in the 1890s 8. Twentieth-Century Gothic Bibliography
Fred Botting is Professor English Literature And Creative Writing at Kingston University, UK. He has written extensively on Gothic fictions, and on theory, film and cultural forms. His current research projects include work on fiction and film dealing with figures of horror - zombies in particular - and on spectrality, the uncanny and sexuality.
Praise for first edition:
'Elegant and streamlined, a miracle of
compression.' - Gothic Studies
'An accessible and affordable book that will undoubtedly prove an indispensable addition to both Romantic and Victorian reading lists.' - TLS
'A welcome addition to new historicist theory.' - Essays in Criticism
'The returns on reading this book are enormous.' - In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism