In a fascinating study of what, during the last decade, rekindled an avid readership, Judith Wilt proposes a new theory of Gothic fiction that challenges its reputation as merely a formula to be outgrown or a stock of images for the creation of terror. Emphasizing instead its status as an enduring component of the imagination, she establishes the Gothic as the mothering" form for three other popular genres--detective, historical, and science fiction.
Originally published in 1980.
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Judith Wilt is professor of English at Boston College. Her most recent book, "Secret Leaves: The Novels of Walter Scott", is also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Book Description Princeton University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110691064393
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0691064393
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