European Gothic (Hardcover)

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By Avril Horner (Editor)
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"European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760-1960" sets out to challenge the tyranny of the Anglo-American narratives that have dominated critical histories of the Gothic so far. It argues that the Gothic novel did not simply derive from "The Castle of Otranto," but that it has been forged in the crucible of translation. Focussing on Gothic writing in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish, the collection charts a rich process of cross-fertilization and, in particular, examines the importance of Anglo-French exchanges in the development of the Gothic novel within Europe and, subsequently, the US.

About the Author

Avril Horner is Professor of English and Director of the European Studies Research Institute at the University of Salford.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780719060632
ISBN-10: 071906063X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: October 11th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English