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By David Punter

This consultant offers an outline of the main major matters and debates in Gothic reports.

  • Provides an outline of the main major concerns and debates in Gothic studies.
  • Explains the origins and improvement of the time period Gothic.
  • Explores the evolution of the Gothic in either literary and non-literary types, together with artwork, structure and film.
  • Features authoritative readings of key works, starting from Horace Walpole’s The fort of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.
  • Considers recurrent matters of the Gothic corresponding to persecution and paranoia, key motifs akin to the haunted citadel, and figures corresponding to the vampire and the monster.
  • Includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, together with fiction and movie from the 1760s to the current day, and a accomplished bibliography.

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