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DANGEROUS LOVER: GOTHIC VILLIANS, BYRONISM, AND THE 19TH CENTURY SEDUCTION NARRATIVE

DEBORAH LUTZ

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ISBN 10: 0814291112 / ISBN 13: 9780814291115
Published by Ohio State University Press, 2006
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Title: DANGEROUS LOVER: GOTHIC VILLIANS, BYRONISM, ...

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: CD-ROM

Book Condition: Good

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The dangerous lover has haunted our culture for over two hundred years; English, American, and European literature is permeated with his erotic presence. The Dangerous Lover takes seriously the ubiquity of the brooding romantic hero—his dark past, his remorseful and rebellious exile from comfortable everyday living. Deborah Lutz traces the recent history of this figure, through the melancholy iconoclasm of the Romantics, the lost soul redeemed by love of the Brontës, and the tormented individualism of twentieth-century love narratives. Arguing for this character’s central influence not only in literature but also in the history of ideas, this book places the dangerous lover firmly within the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, the Modernism of Georg Lukács, and Roland Barthes’s theories on love and longing. Working with canonical authors such as Ann Radcliffe, Charles Maturin, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Oscar Wilde, and also with non-canonical texts such as contemp

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Deborah Lutz is an adjunct associate professor of English at Hunter College.

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