CONTESTED CASTLE: GOTHIC NOVELS AND THE SUBVERSION OF DOME

CONTESTED CASTLE: GOTHIC NOVELS AND THE SUBVERSION OF DOME

By: Kate Ellis (author)Hardback

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The Gothic novel emerged out of the romantic mist alongside a new conception of the home as a separate sphere for women. Looking at novels from Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Kate Ferguson Ellis investigates the relationship between these two phenomena of middle-class culture--the idealization of the home and the popularity of the Gothic--and explores how both male and female authors used the Gothic novel to challenge the false claim of home as a safe, protected place. Linking terror -- the most important ingredient of the Gothic novel -- to acts of transgression, Ellis shows how houses in Gothic fiction imprison those inside them, while those locked outside wander the earth plotting their return and their revenge.

About Author

Kate Ferguson Ellis, associate professor of English at Rutgers, is co-editor of Caught Looking: Feminism, Censorship, and Pornography.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780252060489
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780252060489
  • ISBN10: 0252060482

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