Overview:Inventing the Gothic Corpse: The Thrill of Human Remains in the Eighteenth-Century Novel - Inventing the Gothic Corpse shows how a series of bold experiments in eighteenth-century British realist and Gothic fiction transform the dead body from an instructive icon into a thrill device. For centuries, vivid images of the corpse were used to deliver a spiritual or political message; today they appear regularly in Gothic and horror stories as a source of macabre pleasure. Yael Shapira's book tracks this change at it unfolds in eighteenth-century fiction, from the early novels of Aphra Behn and Daniel Defoe, through the groundbreaking mid-century works of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding and Horace Walpole, to the Gothic fictions of Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Charlotte Dacre and Minerva Press authors Isabella Kelly and Mrs. Carver. In tracing this long historical arc, Shapira illuminates a hidden side of the history of the novel: the dead body, she shows, helps the fledgling literary form confront its own controversial ability to entertain. Her close scrutiny of fictional corpses across the long eighteenth century reveals how the dead body functions as a test of the novel's intentions, a chance for novelists to declare their allegiances in the battle between the didactic and the "merely" pleasurable.
This book is on page /47df93bdff6ee0e8dc5bc4a08409d9a8/book/1603726157-9783319764832. It was written by the following authors: Yael Shapira, Helen Hooven Santmyer. Book Inventing the Gothic Corpse: The Thrill of Human Remains in the Eighteenth-Century Novel, which can be read online, published by the company: Ohio State University Press, Springer International Publishing AG. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Criticism. The book was published on 2018-06-04 00:00:00. It has 265 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 493 g. File for download Inventing the Gothic Corpse: The Thrill of Human Remains in the Eighteenth-Century Novel has PDF format and is called inventing-the-gothic-corpse-the-thrill-of-human-remains-in-the-eighteenth-century-novel.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our ilciancino.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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